Narcopolitics. Mexico, Drugs and the Presidential Elections
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The fight against drug dealing has acquired increasing relevance in the last six years of Mexico's government. Felipe Calderón will be remembered as a president whose intentions to fight the criminal system have triggered a growing spiral of violence that has made Mexico a dangerous country. Whole areas are under criminal control, city halls paralyzed, the police are corrupt. Drug dealing is worth 30 billion dollars and ranks second in the GDP after oil export revenues. There is collusion with the political system and drug dealing is at the center of the electoral campaign. While the death toll rises the question is how to reorganize a society starting from the fight against poverty and the inequalities that push many young Mexicans into the criminal world.