By Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa
The time period “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It means that the continuing massacre, which has now killed good over 100,000 humans, is an inner Mexican affair.
But this diverts consciousness from the U.S. position in growing and maintaining the carnage. It’s not only that americans purchase medicines from, and promote guns to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever because the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of gear within the early 1900s, it has harassed Mexico into appearing as its border enforcer—with more and more lethal results.
Mexico was once no longer a helpless sufferer. strong forces in the nation profited highly from offering americans with what their govt forbade them. however the guidelines that spawned the drug conflict have proved disastrous for either countries.
Written by way of award-winning authors, one American and the opposite Mexican, A Narco historical past reports the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes tips on how to finish it.
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