Mexico Should Call a Truce in the War on Drugs

Forbes, 8/23/11

Former Mexican president, Vicente Fox, has called for an end to the war on drugs. Unfortunately, the current government – for altogether understandable reasons – wants to bring down the cartels through violence. Of course, this violence has led to the deaths of at least forty thousand Mexican citizens, a high price tag for a dubious mission. Now the Mexican government is passing up on an opportunity, however vague, to find some sort of peaceful resolution with the cartels:

“Mexico’s federal security spokesman on Monday rejected a state prosecutor’s call for drug cartels to join in some kind of truce, saying the gangs must be arrested and disbanded instead…”

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