Obama’s Shout-Out for Mexico’s Drug War

Barack ObamaChristian Science Moniter, 8/18/2009

Mexicans should take heart from a report last week by the Obama administration that shows America’s neighbor is making progress in honoring human rights – despite a violent, internal war against powerful drug cartels.

The State Department told Congress in an official evaluation that Mexico is successfully reforming its justice system with better accountability and transparency.

Such reforms include removal of corrupt officials, punishment of soldiers who harm civilians, civilian oversight of federal police, and a broad education effort to raise respect for the rule of law.

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