Mormons -- Some Related to Romney -- Battle Cartels in Mexico

Every politician has a stake in the drug war, but Mitt Romney's just might be personal.  Vicerecently kicked-off a seven-part series about Mexico's drug trafficking and violence. Included are Mormons -- some of whom are related to Romney -- taking up arms to fight against the cartels in one of Mexico's most blood-soaked territories. We know Romney has roots in Mexico (where Mormons once set up to practice polygamy in peace) -- but do they grow into his drug policy agenda?

Part I of the Vice series offers background on Mexico's drug war, while Part II (below) takes a look at Mexico's Mormon history:


AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at September 18, 2012, 8:41am

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