14 Responses to Mexico now in ‘undeclared civil war’ with drug gangs- death toll tops 50,000

  1. sinoed says:

    Well if they legalised drugs there would be none of these problems and most of organised crime would end….they could let the hospitals sell it….that way it wouldn’t cost so much to run the health services

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    • nickk0 says:

      Well, Yes, perhaps….. But the ‘flip side’ to this is, that if Stoooopid Americans and other westerners didn’t CONSUME all those drugs which CREATE the demand, this would be a non-issue. :(

      I am not saying that I am against legalizing some drugs; there are both good and bad sides to doing this. I don’t have a stand on that issue, one way or the other.
      I am just pointing out, that once-proud Americans appear to be the biggest consumers of these drugs, whether legal or illegal…. and that is really sad. :(

      - Nick

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    • Luca says:

      I would have to highly disagree with you on that. Have you ever been around someone high on meth? Or cocaine? Or heroin? It’s the scariest thing in the world. They go mad, they do cruel things. I grew up around people who did drugs it was a nightmare that I thought would never end. Hospitals are there to try and save lives and you want them to sell drugs like that? What madness!

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      • Victoria says:

        I am an Australian recovering heroin addict of 22 years, Iv’e spent most of my 20′s in women’s prisons. I trully believe if the drug was legal and dispensed by a pharmacy, there would be much less crime, prison populations will decrease, hepatitis C & hiv/ AIDS will also decrease, It costs $200 for half a gram of low grade heroin here..can you imagine what a 4 gram a day habit would make one do to support it? That’s $1,600 per day , every day… legalise it, purify it & dispense it. Big Pharma is already loading up ppl with their drugs, many unnessesary, doping & locing ppl out…. many blessings, :)

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    • John Galt says:

      Do try to keep up. It’s about kidnapping, extortion, and overthrow now. The profits are leaking out of the drug trade.

      I know, I live half the year in Mexico.

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    • M3 Report says:

      Legalizing drugs will do nothing but make more addicts and money for the cartels. The cartels are organized crime no different than our traditional mafia. It is about one thing only: MONEY. They wield the power through violence only to ensure the profits don’t dry up. other countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere are finding the Mexican cartels active within their borders. When there is a disease harming the body, you work to eliminate the disease. Not medicate it and hope it will go away. Legalization will never stop the cartels.

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  2. Julie says:

    “yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me”

    keep it in mind – the darkness is coming . . .

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  3. The only thing we can do is to avoid drugs. ( Alcohol, Cigarettes). The moment we take drugs we are part of this vicious cycle.– starting from this moment we harm ourself and are responsible for the harm others will do because of this.
    Even if drugs would be legalized all around the world, it would not change a thing. Drugs of all kind will harm you, your family’s, your neighbourhood, your community, your nation. Drugs take away your innocence and your goodness. Drugs are destroying the human in you.

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  4. Honduras sees surge in drug trade and lawlessness. More proof the entire world is descending into lawlessness and violence as was the case mentioned in Genesis before the destruction of the first world: “And the Earth was also corrupt before God, and the Earth was filled with violence.” Genesis 6:11 This alarming trend will increase with great rapidity- history is repeating itself before the end time.

    (c) Al Jazeera

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  5. radiogirl says:

    I live in Texas and the problems associated with the border still not secure , especially after 911 , is one of the top reasons we are moving. What is going on down here is a disgrace with south Texas looking like a third world country with rampant drug crime. The drug cartels also deal in human trafficing women and children of both sexes.There is no excuse for that border to be wide open from a homeland security perspective. Our state has suffered greatly in many ways.

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  6. Tim says:

    Alvin, the drug war in Mexico is a daily tragic occurrence all over Mexico. Mexico City is what Bogota Colombia used to be – Lawless abounds.

    12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
    ~ Matthew 24:12

    Mexico: Mexico’s Calderon Says Drug Gangs Threatening Democracy:
    Organized crime poses an “open threat” to democracy in Mexico, President Felipe Calderon has warned. Calderon said attempts by drug gangs to manipulate elections were a “new and worrying fact”. Speaking as his sixth and final year in office began; Calderon also defended his decision to use troops to tackle the cartels. Calderon’s speech comes as political campaigns are intensifying ahead of next July’s presidential poll. Crime represented a threat to the viability of the Mexican state and national democracy, Calderon said. President Calderon used his speech on Sunday to reiterate his commitment to fight Mexico’s drug gangs.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16027972

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  7. Tim says:

    Mexico: Mexican Troops Kill 11 Gunmen near US Border:
    Mexican soldiers battled suspected drug cartel members just south of the Texas border, killing 11 gunmen, the army said Monday. One soldier was reported wounded. The clash began when soldiers on patrol were fired on Saturday from a building in the city of Valle Hermoso, south of Brownsville, Texas, the Defense Department said in a news release. The troops later seized the building, finding 11 dead gunmen and 73 rifles inside, it said. Two suspects were arrested.

    http://news.yahoo.com/mexican-troops-kill-11-gunmen-near-us-border-155951948.html

    Mexico: Mexico Zeta Drug Gang Leader ‘El Lucky’ Arrested:
    A key leader of Mexico’s powerful Zetas drug cartel, Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga, has been arrested in the state of Veracruz, say officials. Hernandez Lechuga, alias El Lucky, was allegedly a founding member of the cartel and ran its activities in Veracruz, Puebla and Oaxaca states. Security forces had placed a 15m peso (£700,000: $1m) bounty on his head. At least 40,000 people are thought to have died in drugs-related violence in Mexico in the past five years.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16153481

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  8. Tim says:

    Mexico: Mexican Police: Weapons Found at Protest Site:
    Prosecutors in southern Mexico said Tuesday they found an AK-47 assault rifle, hand grenades and gasoline bombs at the scene of a protest where a violent clash between student demonstrators and police resulted in the death of two students. Alberto Lopez, the attorney general of the southern state of Guerrero, told a local radio station he believed “there were outside elements involved in the protest” who were not students at the rural teachers college where the protest originated. Late Monday, Lopez said at a news conference that eight hand grenades had been found at the scene of the demonstration on a highway in the state capital, Chilpancingo.

    http://news.yahoo.com/mexican-police-weapons-found-protest-164139358.html

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  9. Tim says:

    US: Mexican Cartels Seek Recruits among South California Latinos:
    More than 5,000 young people in San Diego, most of them Hispanics accused of being involved in street gangs, have been held in confinement by the city’s corrections system during the past two years. Most of the crimes are associated with assaults, robbery, drug trafficking or consumption, since according to the authorities, being near the border also makes the youths easy targets for Mexican cartels that recruit them to smuggle drugs. Pedro Rios, an activist with the San Diego office of the American Friends Service Committee said that the situation is particularly prevalent at high schools in the southern part of the county, which is fertile terrain for recruiting U.S.-born Hispanics who can cross the border with little difficulty. The traffickers pay them around $400 per trip carrying drugs, but we have also seen them get involved in human trafficking, generally picking the people up on this side of the border and taking them to safe houses,” he said.

    http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=456437&CategoryId=14091

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