- 2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, 18 dead so far:
- A New Revolution in Mexico:
Since 2006, the country has pursued a a war on drugsa that has cost at least a hundred thousand lives, seemingly to little good effect. LA3pez Obrador, like his opponents, has struggled to articulate a viable security strategy.
After the lunch in CuliacA!n, he took questions, and a woman stood to ask what he intended to do about narcotrafficking. Would he consider the legalization of drugs as a solution? A few months earlier, he had said, seemingly without much deliberation, that he might offer an a amnestya to bring low-level dealers and producers into legal employment. When critics leaped on his remark, his aides tried to deflect criticism by arguing that, because none of the current administrationa s policies had worked, anything was worth trying. To the woman in CuliacA!n, he said, a Wea re going to tackle the causes with youth programs, new employment opportunities, education, and by tending to the abandoned countryside. Wea re not only going to use force. Wea ll analyze everything and explore all the avenues that will let us achieve peace. I dona t rule out anything, not even legalizationa nothing.a The crowd applauded, and amlo looked relieved.
- Mexico: More Mayoral Candidates Murdered Days Before Elections
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