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Is The War On Drugs In Mexico “A Failure”?

February 29, 2012

Photo: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. Wikipedia
Napolitano: Mexican Drug War ‘Not A Failure’ — CNN

(CNN) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Monday that the war on drugs in Mexico “is not a failure.”

At a press conference in Mexico City after meeting Mexican Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, Napolitano called the drug policies of both Mexico and the United States “a continuing effort to keep our peoples from becoming addicted to dangerous drugs.”

Napolitano also said that among the things discussed at the meeting with Poire was how to have a more regional approach to a number of security issues threatening the United States, Mexico and Central America.

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More News On U.S. Views Towards Mexico’s Drug War

US Vows to Continue War on Drugs — Voice of America
Janet Napolitano insists Mexico drug war not a failure — BBC
Napolitano Defends U.S. Drug War in Face of Legalization Debate — New York Times/Reuters
Napolitano: Mexico Drug War Not A Failure — RTT
Napolitano defends U.S. drug war in face of legalization debate — Reuters

My Comment: After years of waging war against the drug cartels, the drug cartels are still there and the violence is still continuing …. so yeah …. we are definitely not winning the war on drugs.