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Mexico: Money, drugs and guns

In his last state-of-the-nation address before leaving office in December, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said he was not to blame for the spiraling drug-related violence, which has killed more than 50,000 people since he took office in 2006.

We're the consumers and we're supplying the money and guns, he said. Hard to argue with that!

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Roberto De Vido writes cartoons and comics about politics, sports (and life) from a small fishing and farming village an hour southwest of Tokyo.

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“Lesson number one: Don’t underestimate the other guy’s greed!”

— Al Pacino as Frank Lopez in Scarface