The War on Drugs in Mexico: Is There an Alternative?

Our latest movie provides an insight to the war on drugs in Mexico

The HCLU’s video advocacy team travelled to Mexico in 2010 to film about the negative consequences of the war on drugs campaign launched by President Felipe Calderon in 2006. When we first entered the country, the number of people killed in the war was approaching 40,000. Today, the death toll is approximately 60,000. With the help of a like-minded local NGO, Espolea, we interviewed several politicians, professionals and activists, to find out why so many people had to die: Were they the necessary costs of an unescapable but winnable war, as many decision-makers claim, or the victims of a failed policy? Please watch and share our video to find out the answers!

Posted Peter Sarosi

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