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Dana Priest on the U.S.'s Role in Mexico's Drug War

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The United States and Mexican security services have forged an unparalleled relationship in recent years in the fight against drug cartels. But now, much of that cooperation may be in jeopardy. Washington Post National Security Reporter Dana Priest talks about the cooperation between agencies like the CIA, the DEA, and the FBI and their Mexican counterparts and looks at how that relationship may change on the eve of President Obama’s trip to Mexico.

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Comments [7]

Didn't we train the guys who are now the thugs in Guatemala? Also, when I was living in Mexico last year all the criminals that were deported back to Mexico became drug dealers and started gangs.

May. 01 2013 12:31 PM

The Military-Industrial Complex™ has a vested interest in the escalation of this absurd "War®"!!

May. 01 2013 12:30 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Can Ms. Priest please address my question and that of Mr. Soriano-Nunez. Human Rights Watch Latin America alleges that this U.S.-Mexico cooperation is responsible for the torture and death of thousands of innocents, not in anyway connected to the cartels.

May. 01 2013 12:25 PM

We don't need a "drug army", WE NEED MENTAL HEALTH CARE!!

May. 01 2013 12:20 PM

JUST LEGALIZE IT!!!

Prohibition NEVER works. It ONLY makes criminals RICH!!

RE: Al Capone

May. 01 2013 12:13 PM

How much does this FUTILE ridiculousness cost us?!?!?

May. 01 2013 12:11 PM
Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez from Mexico City, Mexico

The cooperation Ms Priest talks about achieved nothing but an immense pile of death people all over Mexico. Her approach is paranoid to say the least. She cries over a flawed strategy that brought nothing but war and death to Mexico...

May. 01 2013 12:09 PM

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