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Mexico to US: you're culpable in our drug war



The Mexican Ambassador to the US fingered the US as a partner in crime in Mexico's drug war this week.
"Mexico would not be the center of the cartel's activities, nor would it be experiencing these levels of violence, if it wasn't for the United States -- the major consumer of illegal drugs and the principal supplier of arms to the cartels."

The dramatic rhetoric, which one reader told me signified a new, surprising willingness to tell the truth at the diplomatic level, signals that Mexico hopes for a legal realignment under a new administration.

Follow Mexico's drug wars at the LA Times drug war blog.