Monday, April 11, 2011

Thousands in Mexico Take to Street to Protest Drug War

Thousands came out yesterday across Mexico to protest the drug war.

The protests were led by journalist and poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed last week in drug prohibition-related violence.  More than 37,000 people have been killed since President Calderon launched his "surge" against cartels in December 2006. 

The bloody, unwinnable war is leading more and more elected officials to speak out against drug prohibition.