Clinton says Mexican drug cartels looking like insurgency

The Associated Press, 9/5/2010

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that violent Mexican drug cartels were starting to look like an insurgency.

“These drug cartels are showing more and more indices of insurgencies,” Clinton said. “It’s looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago, when the narcotraffickers controlled certain parts of the country.”

Clinton told the Council on Foreign Relations that for stability, Mexico needs a “combination of improved institutional capacity… married to political will to prevent this from spreading.”

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