Nov 4, 2011

The Drug War and Free-Market Capitalism "Ciudad Juarez, a city on Mexico's border with the US state of Texas, is described by Ed Vulliamy as "the most murderous city in the world" (Guardian Weekly, July 1/11). The 40,000 homicides claimed so far by Mexico's recent drug war didn't all occur in Ciudad Juarez. But enough were committed there to make the city a focus of attention and a symbol of socio-economic failure, a glimpse into a future in which the quest for profit is pursued to its logical extreme. Put simply, a demand for drugs exists in America and Europe, a supply is available, and competing entrepreneurs are eager to meet the needs of the marketplace." read more

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