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Álvaro Enrigue

Álvaro Enrigue is a Mexican writer living in New York.

Mexico’s Cartels

Álvaro Enrigue, 7 May 2014

On​ 11 December 2006, Felipe Calderón, the president of Mexico, appeared on television dressed as a military commander and announced that he was ‘declaring war’ on organised crime. It was an unforgettable and grotesque gesture, which won him an invaluable spike in popularity. The news was unexpected: it was the first time his National Action Party (PAN) had used the...

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