Is Mexico Losing Its War on Drugs?

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New official statistics reveal the cost of Mexico's drug wars: Five thousand have been killed this year, one thousand during last month alone.  What's the risk of brutal violence crossing the border? Also, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been taken into federal custody, and five Blackwater security guards have been charged in an American court with manslaughter during an infamous incident last year in Iraq. We hear what the investigation reveals.


Banner image: The corpse of an unidentified woman was found gaged and tied on a street in Juarez, Mexico, on November 28, 2008, and it is assumed that her death is the result of a drug cartel dispute. Photo: J Guadalupe Perez/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis