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Felipe Calderon: Mexico's Great Reformer?

Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:17 PM
We need to help cripple the drug cartels. Wouldn't restricting the cross-border traffic help that? As well as helping de-drug the US, it would help clean up corruption in Mexico.
By 2050, enough time will have passed for historians to render a fair-minded judgment on Felipe Calderon and his six daring years as president of Mexico.

Calderon already rates as a radical reformer who pursued system-changing goals. He wasn't the first Mexican president to acknowledge Mexico's deep systemic flaws. He was, however, the first president who had the vision and adroit political skills to craft a political and social process that might -- over time, if subsequent administrations sustained the effort -- first mitigate then eliminate them.

We already know Calderon had the personal courage and political will to employ radical...