Ismael 'el Mayo' Zambada, who is allied with Mexico’s most wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman from the Sinaloa cartel, told Proceso news magazine that Mexico drug war efforts are bound to fail.
Everyone here has something to say about the Mexican drug war.
Opposition politicians say the president’s military-led strategy has failed.
Many residents who once supported the government's hard line now question its effectiveness.
Now, even drug traffickers themselves are having a say.
In a rare interview granted to the liberal news magazine Proceso in Mexico, Ismael “el Mayo” Zambada, who is allied with Mexico’s most wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman from the Sinaloa cartel, says that Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s efforts are bound to fail.
Most people here aren’t inclined to care what a drug trafficker has to say about the state of security in Mexico. In fact, officials refused to comment on the interview, which was published Sunday. But it doesn’t change the fact that his words coincide with what many others are thinking these days.