Apr 4, 2012

Opinion Briefing: Mexico's Drug War

New Gallup polls show that Mexicans feel less secure now than before the US-backed militarization of the drug war began in 2006. The polls also show that Mexicans' confidence in their police, military, and national government has dropped significantly in the last several years.

Gallup: "Five years after Mexico launched its aggressive war on drugs, Gallup finds fewer Mexicans reporting that gangs and drugs are commonplace where they live. Yet gangs remain a neighborhood fixture for 46% of Mexicans surveyed in 2011 and 33% said drug trafficking goes on. Fewer Mexicans feel safe and their confidence in their police and their military has decreased." read more

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