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Resource ID: #13162
Subject: Drugs
Source: New York Times
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Over the last few years, even as American and Mexican officials were extolling their newfound cooperation against illegal drugs, Mexico emerged as the major conduit for South American cocaine into the United States. This New York Times article investigates how Mexican kingpins swiftly moved to take over a larger share of drug distribution networks inside the United States. While the problem increased both Bush and Clinton Administrations deceived themselves, exaggerating progress, playing down corruption and glossing over failures in order to sell the North American Free Trade Agreement to Congress and the Public.

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