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Arrest Could Be Gamechanger In Tijuana Drug Cartel War

Aired 11/9/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUEST

Victor Clark, Director of the Binational Center for Human Rights in Tijuana and a lecturer in the Latin American Studies Department at San Diego State University.

Transcript

An arrest made by Mexican authorities over the weekend could be a gamechanger in the ongoing drug cartel war in Tijuana.

Juan Francisco Sillas Rocha, who orchestrated much of the violence of the Arellano Felix drug cartel, is in custody.

Now, some in Tijuana say the way is clear for a rival drug cartel to take over, and that may lead to less violence in Baja California.

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Missionaccomplished | November 10, 2011 at 7:21 a.m. ― 2 years, 8 months ago

What is that it, Ms. Cavanuagh? How about an opinion or two from a Tijuana city official or a journalist?

Part of the problem here is the failure to separate Cartel-related violence from common non-Cartel violence.

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