U.S. – Mexico Relations: Comments on the Eve of President Obama’s Inauguration

Issues in International Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1/15/2009

Sidney Weintraub
Sidney Weintraub

Some 5,300 people were killed in Mexico in 2008 stemming from the drug trade. The violence that accompanies the shipment and sales of narcotics from and through Mexico to the United States stems primarily from U.S. antinarcotics policies. It would be useful if President Obama states early in his administration that U.S. anti-narcotics activities are not working as intended.

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