As Calderon Preps Exit, Some U.S. Officials Cast Wary Eye to His Successor

By Colby Adams

The following is the first installment of a two-part report on changes in the U.S.-Mexico partnership to fight cartel money laundering. When Mexico's President Felipe Calderon relinquishes power in December to his successor, he'll leave behind a decidedly mixed legacy in the fight against the country's drug cartels. But U.S. law enforcement agents and other officials worry that Mexico's next leader could do worse, say sources. Elected earlier this month, partly on promises to reduce violence in Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto is expected to significantly alter his predecessor's militaristic approach to combating the cartels. Rather than targeting the heads of...