Mexican Military Seen as Best Option Against Cartels

Despite uncertainty south of the Rio Grande in the aftermath of the killing of one of Mexico’s most brutal warlords, recent successes against organized crime suggest military intervention remains the best option there, according to the former deputy director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

Alonzo Peña, who also served as a Department of Homeland Security attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, said President Felipe Calderón never intended for his country’s armed forces to become the chief enforcers of civilian law. But the lack of an aggressive and capable federal police force, Peña ...

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