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Forum Post: Failed drug wars

Posted 2 years ago on May 14, 2012, 9:20 a.m. EST by bklynsboy (834)
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The US has spent hundreds of billions in a failed attempt to stop the drug business, especially in Mexico and S. America over 30 years. Over 50,000 Mexicans are dead. But the 1% and military contractors reap windfalls on guns, vehicles, armour, drones, surveillance, fuel and everything else armies need. Both parties refuse to decriminalize drugs; they get big money from companies and lobbyists to continue the hopeless drug wars. Great Britain, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Czech Republic, and others have decriminalized and had major drops in crime and money spent on enforcement.

May 5, 2012 Mexico: 23 Bodies Discovered By KARLA ZABLUDOVSKY http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/world/americas/mexico-23-bodies-discovered.html?pagewanted=print

May 13, 2012 Police Find 49 Bodies by a Highway in Mexico By KARLA ZABLUDOVSKY

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/world/americas/police-find-49-bodies-by-a-highway-in-mexico.html?pagewanted=print

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