I have been saying for a year now that what Mexico needs is a good dose of Los Pepes, the more clandestine the better. They did much to improve the situation in Colombia, and basically ensured that Pablo Escobar and his compinches went down. Of course there are some who objected to Los Pepes’ methods. Ni modo. The government in Mexico is going to just freak on out if the vigilantes do a better job of defeating the narcos than the government has been able to do. I especially liked the PRI guy in the Chihuahua legislature crying fowl. The PRI created the systems that made possible all the corruption we are witnessing today. The narcos took it and ran with it.
That is because that government runs rife with corruption. A government job in Mexico carries to paychecks and two masters... the government (citizens) (low pay) and the narco terrorists (high pay).
Like Columbia the citizens and vigilantes did so well because the citizens had enough of not having only one master. In Columbia it succeeded because the citizenry had enough of two masters and eliminated one.
The other side of that is that the viable vigilantes had support of the U.S. government in both resources and pressure on the Columbian government.
Will that happen in Mexico?