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December 22, 2009
Toll from Mexican drug violence continues to climb

Since President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown against drug traffickers three years ago, more than 15,000 people have been killed by drug violence, including more than 7,000 this year alone.

Today, gunmen assassinated several family members of a Mexican sailor killed during a raid against drug lord Arturo Beltran Leyva.

Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University joins Edie Magnus to discuss the ongoing violence and the U.S. response.

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As long as we do not take care of our drug problems, poor innocent Mexicans will pay with their life.No buyers no drug cartel.


Wonderful to have you back Ms Magnus. Excellent interview. You are a cheerful person, and I like that.


This is a prohibition war not a drug war.
Drugs have been around since prehistoric times
The violence only began when prohibitionists got into the act.
When will they ever learn? This is not a “drug” problem.

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