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#Prisonworld News – El Chapo – No Longer Escapo

via Huffington Post

El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly “Mission Accomplished”

Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto took a victory lap last week, hours after Mexican authorities re-captured fugitive drug-industry executive, El Chapo Guzmán.

Echoing George W. Bush’s Iraq War victory boasts, Mexico’s president tweeted: “Misión Cumplida” — Spanish for “Mission Accomplished”.

¿Mision Cumplida? Not exactly.

The simple truth is that as long as we militarize our collective response to the public-health problem of drug abuse, we will reproduce the conditions that make violence, corruption, and new bad guys inevitable.

Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago — and that continues to drive international policy today.

Taking down bad guys — no matter how big or how evil they are — will not end the horrendous criminal and state violence that has overwhelmed Mexico and Central America in recent decades.

The capture of El Chapo does, of course, end an embarrassing episode for Mexican President Peña Nieto. But multiple scandals including his administration’s dishonest and inept handling of the case of the 43 disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa Teacher’s College in Guerrero had already pushed his popularity to historic lows even before the spectacle of El Chapo’s escape from Mexico’s only “Supermax” prison last in July 2015. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

FYI

  • Sean Penn talked to 650 minutes becasue he wanted to clear his name
  • Talking to a leader of the Mexican Cartel is not going to solve the War on Drugs; maybe makes a good movie, but that is all
  • El Chapo is  a very dangerous man – the U.S. government already knows this
  • His reach is far and wide. In order to get captured someone sold him out
  • Surprised that anyone talked for fear of losing their lives
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