US-Mexico drug war ripe for rethink under Biden, experts say

Mexico City (AFP) – President-elect Joe Biden’s arrival in the White House is expected to bring a shake-up of US-Mexican cooperation in a bloody war on drugs that has failed to rein in powerful cartels, experts say. Mexico has seen more than 300,000 murders since deploying the military in the anti-narcotics fight in 2006, most of them blamed on criminal gangs, while drugs continue to flood across its northern border. Outgoing US President Donald Trump has been a staunch supporter of tough action against the drug lords, calling for a “war” on the cartels. Biden’s Democrats, however, “are more c…

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