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MEXICO CITY – Mexico opened the new year with what could be its most dubious distinction yet in the 3-year-old battle against drug trafficking — 69 murders in one day.
More than 6,500 drug-related killings made 2009 the bloodiest year since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels in late 2006 and deployed 45,000 soldiers to fight organized crime, according to death tallies by San Diego's Trans-Border Institute.
Two weeks into 2010, gang bloodshed is becoming more grotesque as drug lords ramp up their attempts at intimidation. Last week a victim's face was peeled from
"You wonder how this will end, and it seems impossible," said Daniel Vega, an architect in the northern city of Monterrey. "I doubt Mexico can override drug use, especially since demand for the drugs, as well as all the money and weapons, come from the United States."
Originally posted by Detailed Perfection
These people would rather make excuses as to why things are so bad in their country instead of demanding their government do something about it.
[edit on 12-1-2010 by Detailed Perfection]
I do remember when Mexico legalized pretty much all drugs. Im not sure how they regulate their stuff, like how amsterdam for example, does.
Then of course, the cartels are pushing huge amounts thru mexico into the US and some fight eachother for territory. In my opinion, if it was just the goverment that supplied everything, there wouldnt be turf wars and all that senseless killing from the gangs/cartels.