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Mexican Cartels Violently Beat and Kill Female Mayor

OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:51 AM
Re: Plum_Village, -- I would think the powerful Federal army could actually come close to quashing organized crime. -- Was the Federal American government close to quashing organized crime in the US before the end of Prohibition? The fact of the matter is that the opportunity for greater rewards for the risk will continue to attract more and more criminals to these endeavors until people come to their senses and stop these wars on consumption. When you prohibit drugs, you have drug traffickers, drug pushers and violence. You don't have (anymore) alcohol traffickers, you have now distributors, manufacturers and buyers. If you want to stop organized crime, then don't make it possible for them to obtain their fabulous profits.
Plum_Village Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:34 AM
"Really? So the gangs are not selling drugs to the US? The illegality of drugs isn't driving up the profits? The illegality isn't incentivizing the most ruthless individuals to enter a very risky venture? Sorry, but your argument is not compelling."
Right, the Mexican Government could burn the drug, opium fields located largely in the Western State of Sinaloa. But they don't when they could.

As our focus continues to be on the violence in the Middle East, it is also important to pay attention to what is going on just south of our own border in Mexico. The war between the Mexican government and drug cartels is still raging with the war's latest victim being female Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who was beaten, burned, tortured and dumped for dead on the side of the road. Before being killed, Gorrostieta had been attacked twice by cartels for daring to challenge them. The third attack they waged on her, was her last.

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