"The origin of our violence problem begins with the fact that Mexico is
located next to the country that has the highest levels of drug
consumption in the world. It is as if our neighbor were the biggest drug addict in the world."
--Mexican President Felipe Calderón
in a 5,000-word essay published this week in newspapers across Mexico. In the piece, Calderón addresses the drug violence
that has killed nearly 23,000 people since he took office.
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