Editorial: Has the war already been lost? (In Spanish)

Ciro Gómez Leyva, Milenio, 3/23/2010

Judging by the results of the survey released yesterday by the Gabinete de Comunicación Estratégica, the answer is yes: the war has been lost.

The statistics are devastating:

Who is winning the war?  Organized crime, 59%; the government, 21%; last July the proportion was: organized crime, 51%; government, 28%.

Has the war against organized crime raised the level of violence? Yes, 89%.

What has caused the rise in violence? 50%, that organized crime has taken control of the situation; 34%, that the government is combating criminals with greater force.

Does capturing drug leaders end these organizations? No, 79%, because the organizations divide and form new groups.

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See the GCE Survey

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