January 27, 2010

Another View: Mexico working to put drug lords behind bars

Posted: 01/25/2010 05:17:18 PM PST
THE arrest last week of reputed Mexican drug lord Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental underscores this newspaper's contention that Mexico is in the midst of a counter-terrorism war, which President Felipe Calderon must continue pursuing with full vigor in spite of pressures for him to reverse course.
By capturing Garcia and putting him on trial, Calderon not only sends a strong
message to his own people about respect for the rule of law but helps Americans drug users better understand the violence and misery they are helping fund across the border.
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