Mexico rethinks drugs strategy as violence escalates

Rising fatalities spur calls for legalisation as president admits military tactics are failing.
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday 11 August 2010

Mexico's  president, Felipe Calderón, launched his presidency three and a half years ago with an unprecedented military-led offensive against the country's drug cartels. Since then 28,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence that continues to escalate, with little sign that the power of the traffickers has been reduced.