Drugs, Corruption and Violence South of the Border

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Eleven hundred people have died in Mexican President Calderon's crackdown on drug cartels, and the violence has spread to Mexico City. Is Mexico becoming like Colombia on a grander scale? Should the US provide military assistance or help build institutions that strengthen the rule of law? What is this country doing about the demand for drugs that makes illegal traffic a major international industry? Also, Senator Edward Kennedy is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.


Banner image of Senator Ted Kennedy: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton