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February 4th, 2010
04:52 PM ET
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Amanpour viewers pondered about the impact that the Mexican government has exerted in México’s drug violence.  Former Mexican foreign minister, Jorge Castañeda and Consul General, Ruben Beltran shared their plan to encourage the Mexican military and the President’s initiatives to counter such violence and viewers expressed hope.  The most commented solution the majority of viewers proposed was to legalize marijuana and tax it.  This suggested solution by the audience was in an effort to end violence and increase the economy in México.

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Marìa Eva Otero I live in Argentina.
My questions are:
1) Why when there treats itself the topic of the cartels of the drug, does only speak about the " Mexican problem "? When there is a conflict of this nature, there are two involved sides: one that provides and other that consumes, both promoted themselves.
2) do'nt you believe that USA has not made, up to the present, a rational analysis on his role, in this tragedy that lives Mexico, and because of it it has not been solved but the stage has worsened?
And this question counts also for the inmigratory topic....

Maggie Andras I live in Southern California..Question.. Why is it with as many Federal and local officers I see when I've gone to Rosarito Beach, Mexico almost every month,you have such a problem with drug cartels?? We handled our Italian Mafia, you should be able to handle your Mexican Mafia.

Thomas J. Colatrella Legalize Marijuana and rob these murderers of 70% of their income. of course our corrupt bankers who laundered $384 billion in drug money last year alone are completely against this...and the Bankers rule America..and Obama..!

Mia Amani Legalize all drugs. Take control of the drug trade. Open rehab clinics. and tell them gringos to get lost.  problem solved!

Roger F. Clem it would change the drug war,, but taxes on MJ would really boost the economy

Jennifer Smart Legalize it!!!!

Cheryl Strube Osh I've been signing petitions for this for some time.

Efosa Iyamu LEGALIZE IT WORLDWIDE!!!!!


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  1. Adedamola Solesi

    I live in Lagos,Nigeria.
    I think the legalisation of marijuana is one gamble the whole world hopes would work positively in Mexico.If it would definitely reduce the influence of these godless cartel or mafias,so let Mexico go for it.

    But the Government of Mexico should be vigilant because the cartels will definitely not sit back,they will fight back.

    February 5, 2010 at 8:51 am | Reply
  2. amina

    EVERY BODY HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR THE TYPE OF CLOTHING THEY WANT TO WEAR SO IT IS NO FAIR TO NOT ALLOWED MUSLIM WOMAN TO WEAR THEIR BURKA AND COVER THEIR FACE. IT THEY WANT AS THEY ARE NOT FORCE TO WEAR IT ACCORDING TO ME

    February 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Reply

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