Mexico's Loco War on Drugs


Drug Policy Alliance head Ethan Nadelman writes at The Huffington Post about how the new prez of Mexico Felipe Calderon is repeating the past when it comes to the drug war down there:

What President Calderon is doing now differs little from what his predecessors did at the start of their terms. But the results are always the same—encouraging at first but then it all starts up again. Drug trafficking gangs re-group with new leaders and new connections. Previously incorruptible officers are newly corrupted. Police of all ranks, and all shades of probity, tremble in fear of assassins' bullets. And Mexicans once again wonder why the cycle never really stops.

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