Can Legalizing Drugs be a Solution for the Violence in Mexico?
Some Mexican politicians and public officials–in addition to a significant portion of the Mexican public–believe that it is “time to go back to a policy of peaceful co-existence with the cartels”.
With the death toll perpetually on the rise (around 3,000 deaths in 2007 to almost 20,000 in 2010), people are starting to question whether the government’s violent frontal attack on drug cartels is really accomplishing anything. Trafficking violence is worsening, and the amount of drugs entering the United States remains undiminished. With these things in mind, some are devising a Plan B: legalizing drugs so as to reduce trafficking violence and confrontation.