By Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa
The time period “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It signifies that the continuing massacre, which has now killed good over 100,000 humans, is an inner Mexican affair.
But this diverts realization from the U.S. position in growing and maintaining the carnage. It’s not only that american citizens purchase medicines from, and promote guns to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever because the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of substances within the early 1900s, it has careworn Mexico into performing as its border enforcer—with more and more lethal effects.
Mexico used to be now not a helpless sufferer. strong forces in the state profited highly from offering american citizens with what their executive forbade them. however the regulations that spawned the drug battle have proved disastrous for either countries.
Written by means of award-winning authors, one American and the opposite Mexican, A Narco historical past experiences the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes the best way to finish it.
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