Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where is Mexico heading?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with John Gibler, author of To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War. During the past four years, more than 30,000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug wars. Join us live at 10 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. How is this crisis impacting the future of Mexico and what role does the U.S. play in Mexico's Drug War? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

John Gibler, a journalist based in Mexico and author of To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War

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JP said...

In the introduction to the show you give the number of murders in Mexico since 2006, the beginning of the declared war on drugs. Are you suggesting by this that the rate of murder has increased since the declaration or that numbers have not declined? How has the yearly rate changed since the declaration? It is not clear if you are meaning to imply something about the declaration of a war on drugs with this statistic. Thank you for the clarification.

amotone said...

Legalization did NOT work for alcohol. So how owuld it work for drugs? Job creation? Branded marihuana and heroin? Are cafes and restaurants going to pass promotional rice paper packs or needles now? As the guest noted, alcohol is a bigger social program, how is age restriction going to help? isn't there a problem with alcohol abuse by under-age people in existance already? I can't see the drug dealers surrendering their business to Bayer drugs or Coca-Cola for a place in the Companieds board! Education, education, sove the root of the problem, not a bigger aspirine. Educate parents, children, everyone. Treat the family problems. Yes, it's a bigger problem but THAT is the problem. The body is decaying, don't try another placebo,a Maximum strenghth pill!