El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly "Mission Accomplished"

Ted Lewis
Friday, January 15, 2016

¿Mision Cumplida? Not exactly.

Taking down bad guys -- no matter how big or how evil they are -- will not end the horrendous criminal and state violence that has overwhelmed Mexico and Central America in recent decades.

Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago -- and that continues to drive international policy today.