How 100 years of failed drug policy gave rise to cartels

InSight Crime – Many say Mexico’s war on drugs began after former President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006, but a new book suggests that the genesis was prohibitive drug policies enacted by the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, a process that was later fueled by an economic trade agreement.

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