A Pax Mafiosa in Mexico?

MEXICO CITY -- The recent killing of Ignacio Coronel Villarreal, a boss of the Sinaloa drug gang, by Mexican special forces is but the latest high profile killing in an increasingly violent campaign.  But is a strategy of killing off Mexico’s drug kingpins really viable?  

Mexico’s government has several options for ending the violence of narcotics-related organized crime that is devastating the country and corrupting and weakening its political system. Only two are advisable, but they are not easy to apply and success is not guaranteed.