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Mexico's war on drugs turns 10: 100,000 dead, 30,000 missing - and counting

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Mexico's war on drugs turns 10: 100,000 dead, 30,000 missing - and counting

https://www.sott.net/article/336482-Mexicos-war-on-drugs-turns-10-100000-dead-30000-missing-and-counting

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in jail, but done little to reduce crime or violence in the nation's roughest regions.

Some say the war has been a crucial, but flawed, effort. Others argue the offensive begun by then-President Felipe Calderon on Dec. 11, 2006, unleashed an unnecessary tragedy with more than 100,000 people dead and about 30,000 missing - a toll comparable to the Central American civil wars of the 1980s.

In some places, homicide rates have lessened. In others, the killings continue unabated. The drawn-out conflict has also had a profound effect on those close to the cross-hairs of suffering: youths inured to extreme violence; adults so fed-up with poor and corrupt policing that they took up arms as vigilantes; and families who banded together in the face of authorities' inability to find their vanished loved ones.

A law enforcement official in the northern border state of Tamaulipas told The Associated Press he now routinely encounters young cartel gunmen who have few regrets about their vocation. In fact, they see killing as the best way to afford things like smartphones, cars and girlfriends.        
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Anon

Mexico is turning into the next Syria. The whole country is falling apart. Mexico is increasing the size of its unpopular military and it's causing the whole country to go into total chaos and soon civil war. Comparing it to the 1980's central and South American civil wars is quite a joke. Mexican patriotism is the biggest farce ever. 

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When Trump closes the pressure relief valve, the whole country will blow up.

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