Foreign Affairs Focus: The Drug War in Mexico With Robert C. Bonner
Mexico is winning its death match against the drug cartels and rebuilding once-corrupt institutions in the process. But an election is approaching, and the candidates are calling for a truce. Mexico can take its place in the sun, but only if it wipes out the cartels for good.
As the Mexican presidential election approaches, Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman interviews author Robert C. Bonner about President Calderon's successes in the fight against corruption, violence, organized crime, and powerful drug cartels, and the continued progress necessary to establish a peaceful state with strong institutions. If PRI candidate Pena Nieto wins as expected, will he sustain this battle against the drug cartels? How can Washington cooperate with Mexican law enforcement to address the transfer of drugs and money across the border?
Watch former DEA Administrator Bonner discuss Mexico's unique situation with former Mexican foreign secretary Jorge Castaneda in this 2010 Foreign Affairs LIVE.
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