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Mexico May Look a Little Colombian

Posted on Sep 10, 2010
AP / Guillermo Arias

A Mexican soldier stands watch over a haul of seized marijuana at a news conference in Tijuana last month.

In an apparent mixing of official messages, President Obama has contradicted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by rejecting the analogy that Mexico is becoming more and more like 1990s drug-heyday Colombia, when 40 percent of the country’s territory was controlled by rebel groups.

Mexico has adeptly responded to both politicians by claiming the only commonality between the two conflicts is the insatiable demand brought about by U.S. drug consumers. —JCL

The BBC:

President Obama has denied that rising violence is making Mexico more and more like Colombia at the height of its drugs war.

The remark is an apparent contradiction to comments made by his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

She said on Wednesday that the drug war in Mexico had begun to resemble the violence in Colombia 20 years ago.

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By rollzone, September 10, 2010 at 11:31 am Link to this comment

hello. it is entertaining to watch the bickering
beginning between new school Chicago <$> and old school
Chicago. the Mexicant is correct, we have an insatiable
appetite; even for his second class product. look at
how many people smoke it. the only comparison between
Columbia and Mexico is the phrase “illegal drugs”. 
both politicians want to keep them illegal. what
happened to those Cocaine-gate documents from Hillary’s
past? and why does Oboymamma insist cannabis is a
narcotic? all that money…

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By PatrickHenry, September 10, 2010 at 10:03 am Link to this comment

What a waste of revenue for Mexico and for the U.S.

Why is it illegal?  There are many reasons, none of which have merit.

Time to really create some new jobs and industry, here and abroad.

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