50,000 Dead Mexicans Later, Mexico President Felipe Calderon Says Maybe War on Drugs Not So Awesome

Poor Mexico: so far from God, so close to the U.S. From The Economist Nov. 23:

“Ending the consumption and the trafficking of illegal drugs is ‘impossible’, according to Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s outgoing president. In an interview with The Economist Mr Calderón, whose battle with organised crime has come to define his six years in office, said that countries whose citizens consume drugs should find ‘market mechanisms’ to prevent their money from getting into the hands of criminals in Latin America.”

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