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Mexico Debates New Security Bill

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, December 02, 2017, 13:33 (12 days ago) @ K&B

Your argument makes a lot of sense, however if drugs were decriminalized in America but were still illegal , it wouldn’t change anything in Mexico. The cartel would still be in charge of exporting to the USA.

It would change a lot. It would give Mexico incentive to legalize their production and remove the violent multi-billion dollar black market from the equation. Here in Guerrero the gobernador has been trying to get the cultivation and production of amapola legalized.

I doubt anyone reading here is even aware or can imagine what life is like in the poor rural indigenous villages of the sierra where roads are few and contact with the outside world infrequent as the area is controlled by violent organized criminals. Just last week a military helicopter pilot was killed when his craft was brought down by poppy growers in a remote area of the sierra. As if his death and the loss of the craft aren't bad enough, unfortunately this will cause more hardship for the poor farmers and their families than anyone else as the federal government now seeks revenge even though they had violated an agreement not to carry out aerial spraying.


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