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"Inside Mexico's Drug War" Part One and Two
Investigative journalist John Gibler takes us inside the drug war in Mexico, revealing the facts behind the popularized versions of the violence.
In Part One: Gibler, author of "To Die in Mexico", analyzes the narcotics traffic as a $250 to 500 billion a year global business providing illegal drugs everywhere in the world. He debunks the myth that those who are killed -- as many as 50,000 since Felipe Calderon took office in 2006 -- are all somehow involved in the drug trade. In the U.S., anti-drug policies have traditionally had racial implications, as detailed in Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow.
Part 2: Mexican journalist Diego Osorno reveals the war on narcotraficking as a ploy to consolidate the power of President Felipe Calderon -- a war that has escalated killings and crime without diminishing the availability of illegal drugs. Ted Lewis of Global Exchange comments on U.S. policies and Investigative journalist John Gibler takes us inside the drug war in Mexico