Drug prohibition is Mexico's problem

Drugs did not spawn Mexico's organized crime networks (RE: "Time for Canada to get up to speed on Mexico's realities," Jan. 13). Just like alcohol prohibition gave rise to Al Capone in the US, drug prohibition created the violent drug-trafficking organizations blamed for all the killings in Mexico. With alcohol prohibition repealed, liquor bootleggers no longer gun each other down in drive-by shootings.

Published: Wednesday, 01/20/2010 12:00 am EST

Drugs did not spawn Mexico's organized crime networks (RE: "Time for Canada to get up to speed on Mexico's realities," Jan. 13). Just like alcohol prohibition gave rise to Al Capone in the US, drug prohibition created the violent drug-trafficking organizations blamed for all the killings in Mexico. With alcohol prohibition repealed, liquor bootleggers no longer gun each other down in drive-by shootings.

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