Comments on: Shadows come to life on Mexico’s northern border http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rita http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337774 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 04:53:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337774 Excellent pictures, bad performance of the officers in the frontier.Thank you for the pictures and letting us know a little piece of the reality.Best regards,Rita

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By: Thomas Semesky http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337675 Sun, 08 Mar 2009 03:35:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337675 Thanks for the story and photographs. All the more reason why the United States needs to contol its borders.

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By: oldgingo http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337603 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 23:14:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337603 just like the marines have cleaned up Afangistan. thanks for the help a.h.

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By: American Tourist http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337601 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 17:35:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337601 “..We need the US Marines to take over Ciudad Juarez…clear it all…that way I can go back down there and hang out in the bars and have a drink, like in the old days without fear of being shot….it’s time for Semper Fi….”

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By: Goose http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337598 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 13:42:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337598 It is unfortunate that this is going on, but in war against drugs a government must do more than just an ad campaign, we all know how successful Just Say No To Drugs was.I agree that its time to start thinking about ligalizing the drugs, if the taxes are as high as those placed on cigs it would really help our gov. with the bailouts!BTW there many places in Mexico that one can visit that have not been impacted: san miguel de allende, queretaro, puerto vallarta, veracruz, huatulco, puerto escondido… Mexico is a huge country

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By: James http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337597 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 13:33:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337597 Your are right, corruption is the disease, you can not think about it without related to this violence. And the people that you shoud trust are the ones that not. Thanks for posting this.

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By: Dustin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337588 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 04:55:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337588 I agree completely with Chris with one thing to add. Does anyone really believe that its the guns in America that are causing the problem? How ignorant can we be? As long as there is a demand for the drugs (due to them being kept illegal) there will be a demand for weapons. There are other parts of the world that make guns you know…not just American gun manufacturers.You can see right before your very eyes how worthless and ineffective the ‘war on drugs’ is. do you really think the ‘war on guns’ will be any different?Wake up people, the truth is staring you in the face.

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By: SnapCracklePop http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337587 Tue, 03 Mar 2009 21:15:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337587 Wow, these are some great pictures.Chris, I agree with your view on taking profit out of the equation and letting people make their own decisions to stop the widespread corruption as a result of the cartels.I found this video about the corruption in law enforcement in Mexico and some more about the current status of the U.S.-Mexico relations.http://www.newsy.com/videos/me xico_s_serious_problem/

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By: chris http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337583 Tue, 03 Mar 2009 07:33:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337583 Maybe it’s time to admit the War or Drugs is a failure. Maybe it’s time to legalize drugs and take the profit and violence out of the trade. Maybe it’s time for the World to see drugs as a social problem and instead spend the equivalent effort on education and treatment for those want help. Which is worse extreme violence destabilizing countries from the tip of South America to our front door here in the US or legalized personal drug use. Which is worse thousands of dead innocents and a culture of killing and corruption throughout Mexico or a solitary strung out cocaine addict. Maybe finally it’s time to put the guns away by taking the profit out of the illegal drug industry. Legalize it and tax it and don’t you think the crime would subside.

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By: Greg G http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/03/02/south-of-the-border/comment-page-1/#comment-337582 Tue, 03 Mar 2009 05:23:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12639#comment-337582 I really hope that this scourge does not come to South Africa as it has in this part of the world, we have enough problems of our own , it would seem that the grass is definitly never greener on the other side.

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