Mexico's Drug War: Mi Guerra Es Su Guerra

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The Mexican government has released some astonishing figures. Five thousand people have been killed this year in that country's drug wars, twice the number of last year.  Almost 1000 died in November alone, a monthly record.  The violence is increasingly brutal, especially in the state of Chihuahua near the United States border, and there's growing concern that it will cross over. President Felipe Calderón has deployed the army, but corruption at every level of government has stymied all efforts to gain control. How long will the Mexican public tolerate a climate of fear? Does the US, which provides market for illegal drugs, have to do more? 

Credits

Guests:
Arian Campo-Flores - Miami Bureau Chief, Newsweek, Ricardo Blazquez - Executive Director, University of Texas' Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ken Ellingwood - Los Angeles Times, Jorge Chabat - Professor of International Studies, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis