Here the former Mexican president (outgoing at the time of article), Felipe Calderon, argues that the drug trade is impossible to end. He claims that the U.S. has a responsibility to the moral issue of the power and money that their drug consumption gives criminals in Mexico and focuses on this as the biggest part of the Mexican War on Drugs.
A Los Angeles Times article covering two 2011 reports which criticise the American government's growing use of US contractors such as DynCorp and Lockheed Martin in fighting the drug war. These contractors were paid more than $3 billion to train local prosecutors and police, help eradicate fields of coca, operate surveillance equipment and otherwise battle the widening drug trade in Latin America over the last five years. US politicians and academics have attacked this policy, saying it is incredibly wasteful and ineffective.