Small Wars Journal

How to Win the Mexican Drug War

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 9:25am

How to Win the Mexican Drug War - Washington Post Op-Ed by Viridiana Rios.

... As part of a study tracking the behavior of Mexico’s organized-crime groups, a colleague and I created an algorithm that uses Google to explore blogs, newspapers and news-related Web content and extract detailed data about how Mexican drug cartels operate. Our tool reads everything published and indexed as part of Google News and collects all the information the Web contains about the activities of the cartels, including their routes of expansion, since the 1990s. Our discoveries shocked us and surprised the U.S. officials who reviewed our findings.

The United States may be helping Mexico fight the wrong war because we do not know who the enemy is...

Read on.

Categories: Mexico - El Centro