Narco wars: Part 2

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Anthony Tucker-Jones continues his discussion of ongoing efforts to combat illegal narcotics with Benoît Gomis and Dr Claudia Hofmann of The Royal Institute of International Affairs


ATJ: Mexico has been blighted by drug related violence. Is there any real indication that the authorities are winning the drug war there?

CH: Referring to a “war on drugs” is generally not very helpful. The problem of drug-related crime and violence is one to be managed and reduced, but one that realistically cannot be eradicated. In that sense, the “war” can never be won . . .

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