By Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa
The time period “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It signifies that the continuing massacre, which has now killed good over 100,000 humans, is an inner Mexican affair.
But this diverts recognition from the U.S. function in growing and maintaining the carnage. It’s not only that american citizens purchase medicinal drugs from, and promote guns to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever because the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of substances within the early 1900s, it has confused Mexico into performing as its border enforcer—with more and more lethal effects.
Mexico was once now not a helpless sufferer. robust forces in the kingdom profited highly from offering americans with what their executive forbade them. however the rules that spawned the drug warfare have proved disastrous for either countries.
Written through award-winning authors, one American and the opposite Mexican, A Narco heritage stories the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes the way to finish it.
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A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War" by Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa