A drug war or a media war?

The last months Mexico has witnessed what could be the equivalent of the "reality" version of the Netflix-series Narcos. It illustrates that the so called drug-war has become a mediawar where facts and fiction gets blurred. The druglords have become the new pirates: main characters in movies, songs and books and motives on t-shirts and caps. But there is a great absence in this mythology: the political contacts of the criminals, I write in this article published as the Internasjonalen column in the daily Dagsavsien (in Norwegian).

Photo: Agencia Reforma

Published Feb. 9, 2016 12:00 AM - Last modified July 4, 2016 4:22 PM
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