MEXICO: El Palenque

A great way to see what Mexico’s best columnists and academics are thinking is El Palenque from the online news site, Animal Politico.

This week’s discussion is about whether Mexico’s system is broken, and how to fix it.

The discussion comes after a riot at a prison in Apodaca, in the state of Nuevo Leon, which was really a cover for a mass prison break of 30 members of the Zetas drug cartel. Another 44 inmates were killed, all members of the Zetas’ former employers, and current rivals, the Gulf Cartel.

The prison warden and 18 guards guards have been suspended.




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