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Mexico's Exploding Drug War

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ON this debut show, host Laura Carlsen will discuss Mexico's drug war with experts and citizens. The drug war has led to over 15,000 homicides sine Pres. Felipe Calderon took office. Despite the wave of violence it has unleashed, the US government has pledged $1.1 billion mostly to Mexican Armed Forces to continue the war, with no end in sight. Is it working? What are the costs of fighting fire with fire? Do viable alternatives exist?