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Thursday, June 28, 2012

For Mexican Voters Gripped By Fear, Few Good Choices


“But Tampico is one of the places where the dark, scary Mexico is devouring the other one. In the nearly six years since Calderon declared war on the country’s drug mafias, the surrounding northern border state of Tamaulipas has become a cartel battlefield and a horror show, the scene of beheadings, mass graves and naked corpses left dangling from bridges. The port of Tampico and the highways and border crossings of Tamaulipas represent ­billion-dollar drug-smuggling routes to the United States.” (Washington Post

Don’t drug warriors claim to be making the world safer and more peaceful?

FEE Timely Classic

 How to End Mexico’s Deadly Drug War” by Paul Armentano