Rafael Caro Quintero, a 1980’s-era Mexican drug baron, was released from prison on August 9th, 2013, to the shock and amazement of many.  The United States Department of Justice called the release “deeply troubling” and the Mexican Attorney General expressed discontent.  Why  was Caro Quintero released, and will this provide a precedent for the release of other dangerous narco criminals? 

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Article by Allan Wall published on Mexidata.info, August 19th, 2013.