The Great Debate

Obama, drugs and common sense

By Bernd Debusmann
December 23, 2009

bernddebusmann.jpg– Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed¬† are his own –

Criminal anarchy on America’s doorstep

By Bernd Debusmann
September 24, 2009

Bernd Debusmann-Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own -

When Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, ordered 2,500 troops and federal agents into border city Ciudad Juarez 17 months ago to tamp down drug violence, the monthly murder rate ran at an average of 66. In retrospect, those were the days of peace and calm.