Mexico’s Astonishing Spending On Fighting Drug Cartels Has Not Reduced Violence
Mexico’s efforts to reduce the alarming levels of violence are having a significant impact on the country’s economy. According to the Global Peace Index 2014 , published this week by the London-based Institute for Economic & PeaceIn 2013, the cost to Mexico of fighting the powerful drug cartels rose to almost $172.7 billion (more than twice Mexico’s foreign debt). The sum, which is almost one tenth (9.4%) of Mexico’s GNP, amounts to $1,430 per person.
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