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2/22/14

Travel advisory, Mexico edition

You may want to avoid rural areas of Northwestern Mexico in the next few days. This news via AP:

US official: Sinaloa drug chief 'Chapo' Guzman arrested by US, Mexican authorities in Mexico.


UPDATE: Early reaction to the Guzmán arrest is focused around it being a big win for the Peña Nieto government. Personally, I'd call it a positive first chapter of a story that hasn't been told since the Escobar days, one with plenty of potential futures, some good, some not so good. Like it or not we can safely assume that cocaine will not suddenly stop flowing through Mexico because of today's events, therefore the image of the Lernaean Hydra springs to the mind's eye.

UPDATE 2: The Mex Files reports, live and direct from the arrest ground zero city of Mazatlan.