Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Former Mexican President Fox Blames Drug Violence on the U.S.
Mexico has had a several challenges for years that have involved border violence, cartel wars and countless murders, but is the U.S. media and America's drug consumption the one to blame for?
According to a recent report on Former Mexican President, Vicente Fox's visit to Houston, Texas he opened up about his thoughts on the drug war with Mexico and the U.S., in where he had a lot to say.
He stated that the violence that gets a lot of airtime in the U.S. and felt the U.S. media is sensationalizing what he labeled as "isolated incidents" and assured everyone he feels completely safe in the country.
Tourism has gone down, because of the negative image that the media has given Mexico. Fox tends to believe that it's an security threat seems to be an overreaction, and the Mexico is a safe place to travel.
But he has other concerns that he wants to resolve, Mexico's most pressing and overlooked troubles - poverty. It is one of the priorities that he dedicated himself to fight since he left the Mexican presidency four years ago.
Since leaving office in 2006, Fox has spent a great deal of time working to end poverty. Fox also had some interesting things to say about the security situation in his country. He dismissed Governor Rick Perry's latest idea, criticized current President Felipe Calderon's tactics and said President Barack Obama isn't doing enough to help his country.
Would resolving the issues of poverty, reduce the violence in Mexico? Seems to be a trickle down effect in where it could, since it is believe that there is so much violence because of poverty.
Do you think Former President Fox is right?
Check out the report: