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Mexico Prez Hopes to Quell Drug Violence by 2012
Posted on 02/26/2009 8:02:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
President Felipe Calderon hopes to quell Mexico's rampant drug violence by the end of his term in 2012, and disputes U.S. fears that Mexico is losing control of its territory.
In interviews with The Associated Press on Thursday, Calderon and his top prosecutor said the violence that killed 6,290 people last year and more than 1,000 in the first eight weeks of 2009 is a sign that the cartels are under pressure from military and police operations nationwide, as well as turf wars among themselves.
"To say that Mexico is a failed state is absolutely false," Calderon said. "I have not lost any part any single part of Mexican territory."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: cartels; drugs; drugwarconsequences; mexico; thankprohibition; thankprohibtion
2012 is pretty popular these daze.
posted on 02/26/2009 8:03:31 PM PST
(Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
In which case, a higher power will be clearing out the trash...
posted on 02/26/2009 8:04:45 PM PST
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Leadership by Press Releases .... everyone’s doing it, doing it....sheesh.
posted on 02/26/2009 8:04:48 PM PST
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Will anyone be left alive in Mexico by 2012?
posted on 02/26/2009 8:12:14 PM PST
("Big ears isn't my President!")
The North American Union crowd must have put a deadline on Calderon....fix the drug problem before we merge
The NAU crowd and the NAFTA crowd must really be sweating now...with the Mexi-Narcos pretty much taking over the country.
posted on 02/26/2009 8:18:58 PM PST
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In interviews with The Associated Press on Thursday, Calderon and his top prosecutor said the violence that killed 6,290 people last year and more than 1,000 in the first eight weeks of 2009 is a sign that the cartels are under pressure from military and police operations nationwide, as well as turf wars among themselves. "To say that Mexico is a failed state is absolutely false,"
Calderon said. "I have not lost any part any single part of Mexican territory."
posted on 02/26/2009 8:24:21 PM PST
(Where's my FOF Indicator?)
posted on 02/26/2009 8:25:08 PM PST
And Obama is going to have the budget balanced by 2012 as he’s promised as well......
LOl - so he’s just going to wait for the end of the Mayan calendar when Mexico is carried to the heavens on the back of a giant flying dragon, eh?
posted on 02/26/2009 8:44:56 PM PST
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posted on 02/27/2009 7:34:53 AM PST
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posted on 02/27/2009 5:11:04 PM PST
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posted on 02/27/2009 5:16:18 PM PST
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“Mexico Prez Hopes to Quell Drug Violence by 2012”
Why? Because they’ll all be here by then??
posted on 02/27/2009 5:16:36 PM PST
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Calderon is too comfortable in Ciudad de Mexico.....this has been the Mexican government's problem since 1821.
posted on 02/27/2009 5:25:08 PM PST
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