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Mexican cartels continue to flourish




A Mexican soldier stands guard as a haul of marijuana and cocaine are incinerated in the background in November 2009.
A Mexican soldier stands guard as a haul of marijuana and cocaine are incinerated in the background in November 2009.
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Why has the Mexican government's crackdown on the cartels reduced the amount of drugs being trafficked, but not the cartels' profits? Elizabeth Dickinson is a contributor to Foreign Policy Magazine and she joins Madeleine to explain.