Talltech August 23, 2010 at 12:23am
The underlying cause is the insatiable American demand for mood altering drugs and the ability to pay billions of dollars each year. "Just Say No" and the 40 year "War Against Drugs" have been complete failures; in fact they've made the problem worse and driven up profits to foreign drug cartels. The money is so big in Mexico that it is rooted in all manner of private and governmental institutions. The only immediate relief would be to legalize marijuana, thereby cutting criminal profits.