Feb 7, 2012

Drug War Politics: Vazquez Mota promises tough line in Mexican drugs war

ReutersAlertNet: "Bidding to become Mexico's first female president, ruling party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota has vowed to protect families from the fallout of a drugs war that has killed about 50,000 people in the last five years.

... Vazquez Mota was not thought to be President Felipe Calderon's preferred candidate in the PAN primary race but she has been a firm supporter of his policies, and has promised to continue his campaign against powerful drug gangs. "There will be no truce, no surrender, to organized crime," she told a cheering crowd of thousands of supporters on a campaign stop in the central state of Tlaxcala on Friday." read more

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