Engrossing article this week by Marc Lacey in The New York Times: Mexico’s Drug Traffickers Continue Trade in Prison. In it, Lacey describes the nonchalance with which prison guards in Mexico grant “revolving door status” to that nation’s most notorious drug traffickers. The guard-trafficker relationship has, in fact, grown so cozy of late that prison cells have become de facto bases of operation for the traffickers’ criminal empires. What were once “Centers for Social Rehabilitation” are now better known as “Universities of Crime.”
Fortunately, there’s American money on its way to fix things! As part of its counter-narcotics assistance program, the U.S government is sending Mexico a grand total of…$4.0 million. Cue this. In the accompanying surveillance video, watch and see what all that money’s gonna try to fix.