Mexico Drug Violence


We all know that President Obama has his plate full, having inherited a struggling economy and two wars when he took the oath of office on Tuesday. But a third war demands his attention as well: the ongoing drug-related violence in Mexico. Drug-related violence has been on the rise, and in Obama's January 12th meeting with Mexican President Felipe Caldero, he pledged to continue to support Mexico's crackdown on the drug cartels. But why is violence on the rise, given that Mexico has been aggressively pursuing the narcotrafficantes since 2006? GOOD News speaks to Bruce Bagley, drug wars expert and head of the department of International Relations at the University of Miami, to learn more.