Drug War

Mexico Arrests 7 Mayors

Cops and criminals are getting tougher to tell apart in Mexico, where police charged seven mayors, the former state attorney general, and 19 other officials in Michoacan on various drug charges. The group allegedly was aiding the La Familia drug cartel, though Mexican authorities have yet to release the specifics of their charges. Corruption has been a major obstacle to combatting the Mexican drug trade—last year a former governor, Mario Villanueva was sentenced to 36 years for aiding drug traffickers in Quintana Roo.