US has lost faith in Mexico’s ability to win drugs war

The US has lost confidence in the Mexican army’s ability to win the country’s drugs war, branding it slow, clumsy and no match for “sophisticated” narco-traffickers.

via Borderland Beat


The narco-traffickers smuggle up to $39 billion in cash across the U.S./Mexico border while we confiscate $41 million. That’s not even a decent tax rate.

Mexico shouldn’t feel too bad, the U.S. sucks at stopping the narco-traffickers too.

Here is an idea: Why don’t we declare victory and start taxing drug sales. A few more people might die of drug related causes, but I wonder if it would be more than the 10,000 people who died this year directly from drug war violence in Mexico alone?

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