Calderón's U.S.-Backed War Against Drug Cartels Losing Political Support
By William Booth and Steve Fainaru
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
MEXICO CITY -- President Felipe Calderón is under growing pressure to overhaul a U.S.-backed anti-narcotics strategy that many political leaders and analysts said is failing amid spectacular drug cartel assaults against the government.
This articles gives a good insight into the current situation of the drug war in Mexico: more deaths from drug-related violence daily than Afghanistan....
It misses the point of human rights violations by the military a bit, but we will forgive the reporters as they have, in previous articles, also covered that angle.