Mexicans divided over drugs war

Mexico's war on drugs has had little impact on trafficking and violence. Now some say it's time for a new approach.

    In 2012 Mexico will elect a new president who will need to decide whether to continue the crackdown on the country's drug cartels.

    Current president Felipe Calderon is under pressure with no end in sight to the rising violence. He has complained of being "misunderstood" over his battle with cartels and says he has the majority of the people's support although "perhaps silently".

    But is there a way out and after nearly five years of the policy what, if any, are the alternatives for Calderon's successor?

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.