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Monday, June 11, 2012

Candidates in Mexico Signal a New Tack in the Drug War

Finally!! This is long overdue - Mexican politicians are campaigning on a platform to stop cooperating with the US War on Drugs and to save lives. 50,000 dead Mexicans, that's the human cost to Mexico attributable to the US War on Drugs.
The top three contenders for Mexico’s presidency have all promised a major shift in the country’s drug war strategy, placing a higher priority on reducing the violence in Mexico than on using arrests and seizures to block the flow of drugs to the United States. The candidates, while vowing to continue to fight drug trafficking, say they intend to eventually withdraw the Mexican Army from the drug fight. They are concerned that it has proved unfit for police work and has contributed to the high death toll, which has exceeded 50,000 since the departing president, Felipe Calderón, made the military a cornerstone of his battle against drug traffickers more than five years ago.
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The New York Times 

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