Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Democracy in a war zone

It's been implied all along, but Mexico's president has said out loud that narco-gangs threaten the country's democratic regime.

Mexico's Calderon says drug gangs threatening democracy
Organised crime poses an "open threat" to democracy in Mexico, President Felipe Calderon has warned.

Mr Calderon said attempts by drug gangs to manipulate elections was a "new and worrying fact".

Speaking as his sixth and final year in office began, Mr Calderon also defended his decision to use troops to tackle the cartels.

Mr Calderon's speech comes as political campaigns are intensifying ahead of next July's presidential poll…

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