Drug Cartel?

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Drug cartel is a whopper of a misnomer, Patrick Radden Keefe reminds us:

Neither the Mexicans nor the Colombians ever colluded to fix prices or supply. “I wish they were cartels,” Arturo Sarukhán, Mexico’s ambassador in Washington, told me. “If they were, they wouldn’t be fighting and driving up the violence.”

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