US-Mexico Drug War Ripe for Rethink Under Biden, Experts say

The United States should change course and recognize that "reliance on iron-fist militarization has proven a failure," said a commission report before the November election won by Biden.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President-elect Joe Biden's arrival in the White House is expected to bring a shake-up of US-Mexican cooperation in a bloody war on drugs that has failed to rein in powerful cartels, experts say.

Mexico has seen more than 300,000 murders since deploying the military in the anti-narcotics fight in 2006, most of them blamed on criminal gangs, while drugs continue to flood across its northern border.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has been a staunch supporter of tough action against the drug lords, calling for a "war" on the cartels . . .

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