The war on the narcotraffickers also serves as a pretext for militarizing areas of Mexico that have strong traditions of social resistance.
Part 1 of an interview with "Drug War Mexico" co-author Peter Watt.
Legalizing narcotics would strengthen democracy at home and abroad.
Once Latin America's safest city, Monterrey has become a central battlefield in Mexico's war drug war.
The elections of Sunday, July 4th, in 14 Mexican states can be seen as a struggle for Mexican territories by diverse power groups, including the drug cartels.
The Latin American state has lost its monopoly on violence. U.S. economic and political policies have only made matters worse.
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