Mexico Preparing to Sue US Companies Deemed Culpable for Drug-War Crimes http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2011/04/mexico-preparing-sue-us-companies-deemed-culpable-drug-war-crimes
The Attorney General’s Office of Mexico has retained a U.S. law firm to explore options for filing litigation against U.S.-based companies or individuals “believed to be participating” in money laundering and weapons trafficking activities “that may be harming Mexico,” a recent filing with the U.S. Department of Justice reveals.The issue of weapons trafficking has been a major flashpoint in relations between Mexico and the United States. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has publicly stated that it is U.S. guns that are being used to arm Mexico’s violent narco-trafficking organizations.
However, U.S. officials stress they have increased efforts and resources to stem the flow of arms, typically blamed on illegal gun-store and gun-show sales.Neither side, however, is acknowledging the role played by the criminal diversion of legal weapons sales — those shipped by U.S. companies to the Mexican government and later, due to widespread corruption, diverted to criminal organizations. [See link].