The drug war in Mexico continues, with all its violence, mayhem and loss of life.

Among the various factors contributing to this disastrous situation is the growing demand for illegal drugs on the U.S. side of the border.  To put it another way, American narcotics purchasers are the principal financiers of the Mexican drug cartels.

This has led some to ask if the U.S. government’s War on Drugs is really the best strategy.  Is the War on Drugs exacerbating the problem?  Does it drive up the price of illegal drugs, thus making them more lucrative?  Higher prices, in turn, provide bigger profit margins to those who smuggle and sell narcotics.

Is drug legalization or decriminalization an answer to the problem?

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Article by Allan Wall, published on Nov. 28th, 2011, on

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