Will arrest of “La Tuta” change drug trade in Mexico?

Americas Now

Before his arrest by authorities in February, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez was Mexico’s most wanted criminal.

The head of the infamous Knights Templar Cartel had a $2 million bounty on his head. This undeniable triumph of the rule of law coincided with the ouster of Mexico’s embattled attorney general, blamed for botching the investigation of 43 missing students in Iguala.

Elaine Reyes sat down with political analyst Laura Carlsen to make sense of these seemingly contradictory events, and to figure out how they reflect on the government of president Enrique Pena Nieto.

Will arrest of "La Tuta" change drug trade in Mexico?

Will arrest of "La Tuta" change drug trade in Mexico?

Before his arrest by authorities in February, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez was Mexico’s most wanted criminal. The head of the infamous Knights Templar Cartel had a 2 million dollar bounty on his head. This undeniable triumph of the rule of law coincided with the ouster of Mexico’s embattled Attorney General, blamed for botching the investigation of 43 missing students in Iguala. Elaine Reyes sat down with political analyst Laura Carlsen to make sense of these seemingly contradictory events, and to figure out how they reflect on the government of president Enrique Pena Nieto.