Departing Mexican Leader Leaves a Mixed Legacy

President Calderon

President Calderon

Wall Street Journal, 11/30/2012

President Felipe Calderón leaves office on Saturday with an unusual legacy for a Mexican leader: That of a wartime president. Mr. Calderón’s decision to launch an assault on Mexico’s drug cartels dominated his six-year term and will shape the country for years. Roughly 63,000 people have died in drug-related violence.

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