Mexico´s agenda is wider than narco-trafficking, it includes oil, water, education,unemployment.
… My opinion: Judging from what happened in Colombia, the tighter U.S.-Mexico security relations will be able to squash the drug cartels militarily, or drive them to other countries. But it won’t do much to reduce narcotics trafficking while U.S. drug consumption remain at the current levels, and it will certainly not do a thing to help solve the other five wars that Mexico is facing.
The United States has been very lucky to have neighbors as peaceful as Canada and Mexico. Russia, China and many European countries would have loved to be that lucky.
If President Barack Obama wants to keep it that way, he should launch the Community of the Americas he promised during the campaign — a trade, energy, security, infrastructure and education alliance that would allow all countries in the region, including the United States, to compete more effectively in the global economy. And the place to start would be Mexico. READ MORE HERE.