Fox News Interviews ManattJones CEO on Mexican Border’s Increased Violence
“Border Violence Reaches 3,000 Dead”Fox News Broadcast
December 16, 2010 – Fox News interviewed ManattJones Global Strategies CEO and Chairman James R. Jones for insight into the increased violence along the border of Mexico and the U.S.
According to Fox News, roughly 28,000 people have been killed in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched his crackdown on the drug cartels. Last year alone, approximately 3,000 people died from drug related violence in the border town of Ciudad Juarez. Fox News notes that the violence continues to rise.
Jones, who is a former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, told Fox News that he predicts:
“If the Mexican public opinion continues to support – as it has in the past four years – the Calderon approach to going after these criminal organizations, I predict that in the next five to ten years, the drug organizations will essentially be out of Mexico. The sad part is, because the drug market in the United States is so large, the drug organizations will continue to supply the U.S. market from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Central America. But I do think if the pressure is kept up in Mexico, and public opinion continues to support this pressure even with how violent and messy it is, then I think in the next five to ten years the drug organizations will be out of Mexico, similar to what has happened in Columbia over the past 15 years.”
Watch the broadcast here.
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