Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The capture of La Barbie a victory for Calderón, but a blow to Enrique Peña Nieto.

The apprehension of drug kingpin Edgar Valdéz Villarreal in Lerma, not far from the state capital Toluca in Mexico State, is not good news for all: Mexico State Governor Enrique Peña Nieto felt compelled to vehemently reject accusations that his state - a "factory of poverty," according to his critics - is a free haven for drug barons, yet the capture of La Barbia, as well as other lesser figures in recent weeks, clearly has made the "Golden Boy" nervous.

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