Press conference presentation

Juan Daniel Carranco, a.k.a "El Colosio", alleged member of drug traffickers gang "Cartel del Golfo" is presented in a press conference at the Attorney General’s office in Mexico City. Mexican President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007526" title="Felipe Calderon" href="/topic/politics-government/felipe-calderon-PEPLT007526.topic">Felipe Calderon</a> launched a war on the country's powerful drug cartels in December 2006, dispatching over 36,000 troops and police across the country to disrupt their operations. Since then fighting between rival gangs over drug trafficking routes to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics-government/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the United States</a> and clashes with security forces have claimed nearly 13,000 lives, according to officials and media reports.

( Getty Images / August 10, 2009 )

Juan Daniel Carranco, a.k.a "El Colosio", alleged member of drug traffickers gang "Cartel del Golfo" is presented in a press conference at the Attorney General’s office in Mexico City. Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a war on the country's powerful drug cartels in December 2006, dispatching over 36,000 troops and police across the country to disrupt their operations. Since then fighting between rival gangs over drug trafficking routes to the United States and clashes with security forces have claimed nearly 13,000 lives, according to officials and media reports.

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