Latin America Flames of Anger

Washington heats up its war against drugs south of the border

The fate of Enrique ("Kiki") Camarena Salazar still infuriates his colleagues in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. At 37, Camarena was an aggressive and resourceful U.S. drug agent, deftly juggling a network of contacts in his native Mexico and setting the stage for major busts. Three years ago, the muscular ex-Marine was kidnaped near the U.S. consulate in Guadalajara, savagely beaten and interrogated by nearly 50 inquisitors. A Mexican pilot employed by Camarena was kidnaped and beaten as well. A month later the bodies of the two men were discovered by the side of the road near a ranch some 65...

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