Drugs, Violence and Mexico's Presidential Campaign

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After a drug war that's killed some 50,000 people, Mexico is now beginning a three-month presidential campaign. Is there any way to reduce the violence? What about legalization?  Will the election results have consequences for the United States? Also, George Zimmerman's bail hearing, and prostitutes in Colombia, bureaucrats in Las Vegas pose distracting embarrassments for the Obama campaign.

Banner image: A marijuana themed belt adorns the victim of an apparent drug-related execution on February 29, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. Drug violence surged in the coastal resort last year, making Acapulco Mexico's second most deadly city after Juarez. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images



Warren Olney