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NPT Drug War: NY Times: ‘We could still rescue ourselves.’

From the NY Times the story starts with Juarez Mayor José Reyes Ferriz talking tough about the cartels, even as they force the resignation of the city’s police chief, but ends on a hopeful note):

With Deadly Persistence, Mexican Drug Cartels Get Their Way

“There’s no square inch of the city that has been untouched by the violence,” said Lucinda Vargas, an economist who works by day to remake the city as executive director of Juárez Strategic Plan, but retreats to El Paso at night. “There’s a lot of evidence that Juárez, in a micro sense, is becoming a failed state. But I still think we haven’t failed yet and that we could still rescue ourselves.”


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 28, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Nothing like leading the charge from the rear(El Paso). They lost creditability when they abandoned their city and the people.

    The only thing she got right is when she stated THEY could still rescue THEMSELVES. That’s the key to this whole mess, the WILLINGNESS to fight for themselves!

    To keep blaming the US for the drug problem is akin to blaming car owners for all the auto thefts and makes victims of the criminals.

    Until they take control of crime and corruption on both sides of the border, this problem will continue.
    Legalization of drugs will only produce another type of criminal buisness. Kidnapping for as low as 200.00 dollars is now the new trade. Tax it and that will end it, too.


    March 1, 2009 at 11:29 am

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