Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Drug Lord's Fate is Focus of Election Year Speculation

Mar 12, 2012
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March 12, 2012, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Mexico City — A tantalizing question is spicing up talk shows and opinion columns as Mexican voters prepare to elect a new president: Will the government spring a "June surprise" by finally nabbing Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman?...

...Guzman would be a sweet trophy for President Felipe Calderon, who could use a big score before voters head to the polls July 1...

...The idea that authorities could grab Guzman any time, but don't, strikes some experts as far-fetched.

"The implication is that the United States or Mexico or Calderon has been sitting on the information and waiting for the right moment,"

said Eric Olson, a senior associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

"I don't think that's true."

 

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