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September 2, 2013
Was the 'Caro-Quintero release' about NSA & Wikileaks?
The US-Mexico relationship is again in the news, specially after the release of Caro-Quintero: "Mr. Caro Quintero's release with 12 years left on his 40-year sentence "drove a spike in the heart of Mexican-American bilateral drug enforcement efforts," the nine previous D.E.A. administrators wrote in a letter last week. "This incident -- the early release of the drug cartel leader responsible for the kidnapping, torture and murder of a federal D.E.A. agent -- was particularly outrageous," it continued, "because it represented a repudiation of the sacrifices that agents on both sides of the border have made for the last four decades." They have also begun talking to members of Congress about possible hearings and other steps to keep up pressure on the case, which at the time of Mr. Camarena's killing, sent United States-Mexico relations into a nosedive that it took years to recover from. Aside from the death of Mr. ...(Read Full Post)