In a Washington Post article today, Peter Andreas condemns the imprecise terminology used in a widely-cited report on Mexican drug cartel activity in the US.
August 25, 2013
In a 2011 report, the National Drug Intelligence Center said Mexican drug-trafficking organizations had a presence in more than 1,000 U.S. cities. Drug policy analysts say the number is misleading because it relies heavily on self-reporting by law enforcement agencies, not on documented criminal cases.
"This is a particularly egregious example of a pattern that unfortunately has not gotten a lot of scrutiny.”