MEXICO ‘FAVOURS’ SINALOA CARTEL

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 28 Mar 2010

AlJazeera

Al Jazeera has put together a 3-minute video which asks whether the Mexican government is "favoring" the country’s most powerful drug gang, the Sinoloa Cartel. After watching the video, you’ll wonder who’s really running the country? Can one gang really have this much power? And what does it say about US policy towards Mexico; is the financial aid really improving security or just making matters worse?
Felipe Calderon, Mexico’s president, has bet his presidency on his so-called war on drugs.

But his military-focused strategy has, so far, seen little results in a conflict estimated to have cost more than 15,000 lives since 2006. And now the government is being accused of ignoring the biggest drug gang of all.

Franc Contreras reports from Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa State.

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