160,000 businesses in Mexico closed due to drug war violence in 2011

AFP – MEXICO CITY — Insecurity created by organized crime in Mexico forced the closure of more than 160,000 companies in 2011 alone, according to the country’s employers confederation Coparmex. The warning, late Tuesday, came amid raging gangland-style violence across swaths of the country which is blamed for some 50,000 deaths since 2006. “Organized crime is deteriorating competitiveness… discouraging national […]

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U.S. Special Ops Commander and Navy SEAL to Oversee Mexican Military Training

By Mario Andrade DeadlineLive.info March 20, 2012 The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has a new member who’s now responsible for the training of Mexican troops, according to KGBT news. Rear Admiral Colin Kilrain, a U.S. Navy SEAL will oversee the training that Mexican troops need to fight the drug cartels. One of the proponents of the idea to send […]

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