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article imageDrug cartels fuel political corruption in Mexico

By KJ Mullins     Aug 5, 2010 in World
Mexican President Felipe Calderon is warning that drug cartels want to overthrow the government and put in their own laws.
Calderon said that drug cartels have been known to impose fees like taxes in areas that they control. The cartels use force in these areas.
Since the war on drugs begin in 2006 more than 28,000 people have been killed.
In some cities such as Cuidad Juarez residents live in fear of drug gangs. On average seven people a day are killed in that town, making it the most dangerous place to reside in Mexico.
Despite the violence Calderon is standing firm on cracking down on drug cartels. That decision has seen an increasing death rate in his nation. Calderon fighting drug trafficking and political corruption while trying to plan for better education programs in areas where those gangs are most likely to generate.
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