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WIKILEAKS: Mexican President’s Guard Leaked Secrets To Drug Cartels

February 24, 2011 Comments off

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A Mexican army officer assigned to guard President Felipe Calderon leaked military intelligence to drug cartels, trained hit men and supplied military weapons to Los Zetas, according to a U.S. Embassy cable recently released by Wikileaks.

The U.S. Embassy cable, dated Jan. 20, 2009, says the case was the most serious security breach during the Calderon presidency and indicates that Mexico’s powerful drug cartels have infiltrated large parts of the security apparatus.

One of the main reasons that the Mexican government relies on the army to fight the cartels is Read more…