Mexico Institute in the News: Is Mexico's drug war strategy working?

Feb 16, 2012

CNN, February 16, 2012

Mexico has landed some hard punches against the drug cartels that have stirred violence in parts of the country -- at least on paper...

...The years of military involvement has not stopped the number of violent deaths from growing. The government has released only a partial death toll for 2011, which is expected to set a new record. The good news, the government said, is that the rate at which the killings were growing has slowed down considerably...

...slowdowns in violence are evidence that sending in the military does have an impact, said Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

"I think the government overstates its case often, but there is progress,"...

...Mexico has made such strides that it's not impossible to imagine that

"they actually might get every major trafficker at some point," Selee said. "The glass is half full."...



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