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When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers:
Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its
17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine
imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America
They are thinking about the wrong numbers...
If there is one number that embodies the seemingly intractable
challenge imposed by the illegal drug trade on the relationship between
the United States and Mexico, it is $177.26. That is the retail price,
according to Drug Enforcement Administration data, of one gram of pure cocaine from your typical local pusher. That is 74 percent cheaper than it was 30 years ago.
In: World News
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