WikiLeaks: "Mexico a Threat to U.S. Security"

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is the only part of Latin America that presents a threat to American security, Brazil's foreign relations adviser Marco Aurelio García told U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security James Jones, according to a cable released by WikiLeaks. The document, dated September 2009, was released by Spanish newspaper El Pais.

In his meeting with Jones, Aurelio García reportedly said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had "never been so weak and the only threat to U.S. security in Latin America comes from Mexico."

The cables on Mexico have focused on security issues and drug trafficking, the alleged inefficiency of the Mexican government to defeat organized crime, role played of public security minister, Genaro García Luna, and division within the army, and President Felipe Calderó's perceived loss of control of several areas of the country. Read more
Luna, and division within the army, and President Felipe Calderó's perceived loss of control of several areas of the country. Read more