Mexicans Feel Less Safe After Five Years of Bloody Drug War

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 10:45 am

Since late 2006 the Mexican government has pursued an aggressive militarized war on drugs in their country. Violence has spiked from attempts to control the drug trade, driven by huge profits that result from prohibition. Roughly 50,000 people have been killed. Yet despite a huge amount of government spending to fight drugs as a military war, the people of Mexico feel no safer.

 

2010 Was Deadliest Year Yet in Mexican Drug War

By: Saturday January 15, 2011 12:25 pm

The violence in Mexico–directly a result of the huge profits that can be made thanks to the US prohibitions against drugs–reached new heights last year.

Former Police Chief Urges Obama to Join Mexican President Calderon in Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 9:16 am

As Mexico’s government announced the death toll in the four-year-long war with drug cartels totaled more than 28,000, President Felipe Calderon called for a debate on legalizing drugs to fight the cartels. Norm Stamper, a 34-year veteran police officer who was Seattle’s chief of police and is now a speaker with the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), issued the following statement for the Just Say Now campaign to legalize marijuana

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