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In Many Parts of Mexico, Government Ceded Battle to Cartels

In Many Parts of Mexico, Government Ceded Battle to Cartels

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"It's not unprecedented for Mexican authorities to pick up a major capo and then release him; that's actually unfortunately too common," said David Shirk, a political science professor at the University of San Diego. "But what's really unprecedented is to openly acknowledge that the state does not have the capacity or the stomach for keeping a major capo behind bars because of the potential consequences."

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