Security and Defence


La 'colombianización' y la responsabilidad compartida

15 Oct 2012 - 14:33

Hacia un nuevo paradigma para la política internacional de drogas.

The principle of 'shared responsibility' in tackling the international drug problem has lately been revived to try to find common solutions to a transnational challenge running out of control. The latest chapter of this phenomenon is Mexico, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted that the US was 'part of the problem' in the form of stable domestic demand for illicit drugs, and US supply of weapons the Mexican cartels use in their drug war that has claimed around 50,000 lives since President Felipe Calderón declared a war on drugs soon after taking office in late 2006. A new international paradigm is needed in which the principle of shared responsibility becomes a meaningful asset and goes beyond mere political rhetoric.