Remaining cartels have splintered into smaller competing gangs or have been swallowed up by the Sinaloa and the CJNG.
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Legalization of drugs would end the gangland violence that has cost tens of thousands of lives in Mexico, former President Vicente Fox said, blaming successor Felipe Calderon for the carnage.
Mexico opened a memorial Friday honoring tens of thousands of victims of a brutal drug war, but the garden of towering steel walls has been rejected by some relatives of the dead and missing.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in two U.S. states limits that country’s “moral authority” to ask other nations to combat or restrict illegal drug trafficking.
Mexico must take decisive action to rein in systematic and widespread use of torture, ill-treatment, and other human rights abuses, which have increased dramatically since outgoing President Felipe Calderon unleashed the military to fight the country's so-called cartels nearly six years ago, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.
Latin American leaders have called for a new approach to the war on drugs, saying the current drive to crush powerful cartels has failed to reduce consumption.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon defended his government's approach to combating crime and drugs Monday during his final state of the nation address.
Thousands of revealed US-Mexico cables have led many to criticize Calderón's stance and the two governments' relationship.
President Obama hosted the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Monday in a White House summit aimed at boosting the region's growing economic ties, but the scourge of drug violence in Mexico muddled the message and highlighted friction between the neighbors.
[img_assist|nid=29171|title=|desc=A man looks at a van containing the bodies of several men in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Thursday. Mexican authorities found 26 bodies in three vehicles abandoned near a major intersection, officials said.