The claims, if true, are damning. A Mexican hitman interviewed by Sky News declares that mass killing and corruption control Mexico. Drug money, violence and evil rule and the question of statehood is over. Mexico of history is history. It is a failed state, out-of-law, and dangerous to all human life.
The Mexican hitman, who claims to have killed as many as 900 people, told Sky News how the police and the military are often involved in the planning and execution of his murders.
“Carlos” has been a paid killer for more than 25 years – working for drug cartels, politicians and the military.
We met the hitman in Tepito market – one of the most dangerous places in the whole of Mexico City, despite being at the heart of its smartest district.
“On some occasions, we have to go to places where weapons are not allowed and then they (police) meet us. They take us to a hotel and they provide all the weapons that we may need, money and everything so that one can do the job one has to do.”
The abduction of 43 students last September has forced Mexico into confronting its crime problems. Carlos believes that the students are already dead, and uses a chilling example from his own experience to explain why he is so certain.
“Let me tell you a story. Some protestors came. We let them in and then we closed the road, we closed the entrance, we closed the exit. When they were stuck in the middle we killed them all,” he recounted. Then a (rubbish) truck from the army came and collected them all. Then street sweeper machines went past. They opened the road again, as if nothing had happened.
“The students are dead, it is more convenient. For kidnapping you get 160 years, for killing its 35. It’s a huge difference, don’t you think?”