Thursday, September 8, 2011

The absolute height of cynicism: Carlos Salinas brags of his narco policies

Appearing at a talk arranged by the association of Mexican opinion pollsters, former president Carlos Salinas managed to claim that under his administration, the big narco kingpins were arrested, and tons of cocaine confiscated.

Really? What about the explosion of the drug cartels' reach and power, essentially tolerated by the PRI regime, and the collusion of prominent priístas such as Carlos Salinas own brother (!) with the narcos?

This is truly the height of cynicism, even by standards of Mexican politics - at least so far this week...

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