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by Peter Moskos

April 30, 2010

Deaths in Mexico Drug War Pass 22,000

Not the government wants you to know.
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.

Calderon has earned high praise in Washington.
Read the whole article by Tim Johnson.

Ending the drug war in Mexico is one way to curtail illegal immigration in the U.S. I'm just sayin'.


Bob G. said...

How SOON they all seem to forget the recent tragedy in (of all places) ACAPULCO!

I'd also like to see "how" pundits justify crime rates in Phoenix, AZ actually FALLING, when it's the SECOND largest kidnapping capital in the entire world (
I think Bogota is 1st).

Anonymous said...

By what standard is Phoenix "the second largest kidnapping capital in the entire world?"

PCM said...

I can imagine no standard based in reality.


Might I just guess and list the top five (in no particular order):
1) Mogadishu
2) Moscow
3) Bogata
4) Ciudad Juarez
5) Sanaa

248) Phoenix