Skip to comments.US is Negotiating with 'El Chapo': Ex-Mexican President
Posted on 03/21/2012 12:52:31 PM PDT by OddLane
As the Mexican government claims to be getting closer to capturing the countrys most notorious drug lord, an ex-president claims that the US is negotiating the terms of El Chapos surrender.
According to a Milenio interview (see video below) with former President Vicente Fox, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is in the process of negotiating with several high-profile cartel leaders, offering them reduced prison sentences if they turn themselves in. Among them is Joaquin Guzman, alias El Chapo, the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel.
Fox also pointed out that drug consumption in the US is the cause of much of the violence in Mexico. He argued that, for this reason, the US should take more responsibility in the fight against drug cartels, asking: Are we not doing their work for them?
This is not the first time that Fox has made a controversial statement regarding the drug war. In August the former head of state called for the Mexican government to gather the violent groups to a truce and evaluate the advantages of an amnesty law, in a bid to reduce violence. Two months later, in an October interview with the BBC, he argued that the US should legalize drugs in order to reduce the demand for illicit substances in Mexico. He has also advocated drug legalization.
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It’s really ‘El Guapo’.
It’s just the Narco version of retirement. Negotiate a beneficial prison deal, keep most of your money, live a life of luxury once you get out. Actual impact on the drug trade? Nada.
Right now I think Obama has them up to $50 Million a political fundraiser and a couple of keys of their finest product.....
[ Its really El Guapo. ]
See comment #5.
Great minds think alike..
Unless their democrats whom are into the HIVE mentality..