Special Reports

December 4, 2010

WikiLeaks: U.S. cables give grim view of Mexico drug war

As snapshots of Mexico's drug war, the U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks over the past few days offer surprising, and sometimes grim, images. Some of the bluntest language came in a cable from U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual, who wrote that "Mexico's use of strategic and tactical intelligence is often fractured, ad hoc, and heavily reliant on the United States for leads and operations."

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