Immediately after Calderon came to office in late 2006, he deployed up to 50,000 troops in a frontal battle with narcotics cartels, a move that drew widespread praise for its courage. More than three years later, the pace of killings is soaring and public security worries are beginning to affect the tourism industry, which employs nearly one out of eight Mexicans.Read the whole article by Tim Johnson.
Calderon has earned high praise in Washington.
Ending the drug war in Mexico is one way to curtail illegal immigration in the U.S. I'm just sayin'.