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Why can't Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

WorldNews Friday, 15 November 2019
Why can't Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America(CNN)It was just small talk. A quick conversation about weather, traffic and pollution. I was, after all, in Mexico City, a metropolis of more than 20 million with more than its share of big city problems. But as soon as the cab driver realized his customer was a journalist, and a fellow Mexican living in the United States, he made an interesting reflection. "Americans," he said, "are always blaming us for drug trafficking. But they always fail to mention that Mexico wouldn't be a drug trafficking diving board if they didn't have the giant pool of addicts in their country." It was 2011 and it had already become painfully clear that then-president Felipe Calderón's war on drugs had backfired,...
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