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Mexico’s war on drugs a “failure” according to public opinion poll

Friday, November 23rd 2012 - 05:19 UTC
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The war on drugs launched by outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderón six years ago has been a ‘failure’ concluded a public opinion poll on public security and law and order, done by the Mexico United against Crime non government organization. Read full article

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  • LightThink

    Mercopress

    You should find and publish more news from Mexico/Peru/Venezuela/Bolivia..

    Chameleon “” Think “” stands by to comment under different screen names from these countries with his YouTube/Wikipedia portfolio.

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena

    I agree its imperative to change strategy, but a poll of oppinion isnt really a serious tool to decide the curse of this types of problems IMO.

    The majority of the country got info from different mediums and social media who basicaly exploited this “war” in a very superficial manner for shock value or political gain while at the same time ignoring the underlying complexity of the situation as well as its victims, not everyone of these were reporters mind you, which made me very angry gto be honest, especialy when those came from foreing mediums. The really affected parts of the country have a completely different pov from those who didnt or have yet to be affected, in the bad, worse and little good things that came out of this situation.

    Now, with just reason, the most affected parts and even those unaffected are calling to keep violence controled, I would agree this wasnt a win situation but a neccesary one it was IMO or at least you can argue it. Now I hope this pushes Mexico,Colombia, central america and the rest of Latam more than before in working together, I have always thought waiting for the US to give a different answer than the status quo it itself imposed on its ppl so many years ago, and then on latam is a chimera, the answer really is in getting back the security for the ppl by the means of this same ppl while strangling the cartels in their finances and commodities IMO.

    One good thing that I loved to see was how when in a situation like this, ppl from Italy and Colombia were the ones to offer the best kind of advice that got very far away than the simplistic platitudes and presumptions that came from various others sources, and advices that were actually useful as well.

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LightThink

    Male or Female name doesnt make a difference. !

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Wars on drugs always fail - much as prohibition failed. They'd be better off allowing the likes of Glaxo develop recreational drugs and take the crime cartels out of the equation.

    Organised crime in now totally dominated by drugs because the risks are low and the rewards are massive. (other than when you have a shootout with your neighbouring supplier obviously)

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    The USA could do more in its own country.The idea of cutting out the source won't remove the desire.Consumer pleasure,encouraged as a reward for political neutrality,doesn't connect with the cost of consuming.It applies to drug taking,recreational or other,as it does to other products.Education and other changes is needed

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LightThink

    [ 4 ,,,,[ 5

    You forgot to declare your YouTube videos. ?

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus The 2nd

    @5

    How can junkies reform junkies?

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    6# &7# are you wasting your time?

    Nov 23rd, 2012 - 11:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Not only a failure, but a cruel and bloody disaster

    Nov 24th, 2012 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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