Mexico will accelerate the purge of corrupt elements within its federal attorney general's office, President Felipe Calderon said Friday, as he reaffirmed his conviction to fight the country's drug cartels with all the nation's might.
The attorney general's office, or PGR, was already undergoing an unprecedented shake-up with the July announcement that more than 400 police officers and investigators had been dismissed or where in the process of being dismissed.
Calderon made the announcement during his annual state of the nation speech, as an example of the seriousness with which his administration is tackling corruption.
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that only 45% of Mexicans believe that the government is making progress in its fight against the drug cartels. A full 29% say that the government is losing ground. At the same time, more outspoken critics of Calderon's strategy against the cartels have come forward, including poet Javier Sicilia, who led massive marches against the drug war.
But Calderon said he is sticking with his offensive.
"The only way to beat this cancer is for this strategy to persevere," the president said.FULL STORY
Good for Calderon for showing he still has the cajones for the job! The only way I could imagine their situation over in mexico would be similar to that of the Gotham PD in the movie Dark Knight. Nobody knows who to trust, whether somebody is loyal to Mexico, or loyal to cartel. You won't know till its too late. And to be quite honest, you can preach to the choir all day, but imploring a whole society to stop buying drugs isn't going to do much about the cartel problem. The average joe on the street probably very seldom thinks about where his drugs originated or what they went through to get here. Maybe congress can pass legislation to put pictures of mexican children on plastic sandwich baggies all over the country, and that still wouldn't cause a dent. I kind of like the prophet's idea, infiltrate them, and bring them down from the inside!
What is needed on Mexico is an antigovernment cue cause drug dealing is now at Government level, the media is controlled by cartels. Wake up people...If my friends in Mwxico want to clean this let me know The strategy is simple.
To any anti-drug authority or system , if you going up against these what you cartels you better be double as good then, Pablo Escobar, Armando Carillo Fuentes, Sosumu Ishii, Dawood Ibrahim and others, remember all best criminals have followers. So the best way to beat criminals is to become one and then once in power drop the ball.
To any anti-drug authority or system , if you are going up against these people what you cartels, you better be double as good as they were, Pablo Escobar, Armando Carillo Fuentes, Sosumu Ishii, Dawood Ibrahim and others, remember all of the best criminals have followers. So the best way to beat criminals is to become one, and then once in power drop the ball.
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with all our tech. c.i.a. drones special forces , etc. , we could take them out in a week!!! our government WANTS this to continue more $$$.
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"only 45% of Mexicans believe that the government is making progress in its fight against the drug cartels. A full 29% say that the government is losing ground."
Gee, that's not much of a slanted way of representing the situation is it? Why not say, "Only 29% the government is losing ground, while a full 45% think it's making progress?" Well, obviously, that would create the impression that more people believe the government is succeeding....oh, wait, that's exactly what the numbers show.
Nice bias, CNN.