December 19, 2009

It’s very strange that this is the first death of a drug lord that has ever been really widely publicized, in terms of the events surrounding his death, photos and videos of the scene, adding stories and color to the tale. Most of the time, these drug lords die as they lived, largely out of the public eye. Maybe it’s just that Beltran-Leyva was killed in his home rather than in the street, but there are certainly elements of pro-drug war PR going on that is doing well to show the success of Calderon’s government.

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