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  • Mexico's Drug Cartel Crisis

    The Mexican government’s war with international drug cartels has been spilling over into the United States at an alarming rate. Just yesterday the Los Angeles Times reported that Phoenix has become a “kidnap-for-ransom capital.” Today at noon, The Heritage Foundation will host a panel titled: The Fire Next Door: Mexico’s Drug Cartel Crisis and What the U.S. Should Do About It. Speakers include:

    General Barry R. McCaffrey (ret.)
    BR McCaffrey Associates LLC

    Stephen Johnson
    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere,
    Office of the Secretary of Defense

    Dr. Andrew Selee
    Mexico Institute,
    Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

    Watch the event LIVE here.

    Posted in Security [slideshow_deploy]

    2 Responses to Mexico's Drug Cartel Crisis

    1. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      There is nothing the US can do about this. The Hill is not concerned with Our safety, they are concerned with PORK, PORK and more PORK! maybe Presiden Obama can go to the Mexican cartel and have a nice chat like he want to do with Iran! I'm sure that they will listen to the 'messiah"!

    2. Maria Ryan says:

      Americans will never curtail their drug habits. Olympic champions to former presidents who see no harm in using recreational drugs have, by their actions, empowered the very thugs that kidnap, sadistically torture and kill countless people.

      These brutal murderers will soon control Mexico if they are not stopped. It is time to legalize and tax recreational drugs. As long as the demand is strong the cartels will get stronger. Diverting this revenue to legitimate governments is the only way to drain the cartels currently holding the US and Mexico hostage.

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