Drug reform crusader and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sylvester Salcedo is back from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, scene of recent drug cartel violence, where he traveled to highlight “America’s 40-year drug war which has had a devastating effect at home and abroad.”
Sly dropped OIB a quick note with more to come, he says:
I’m back in CT tonight. The drive to/from, and visit to Nuevo Laredo (planned a 2-hour visit, and stayed for 4-plus) was insightful and very informative, details to follow. Interesting and bizarre experience to visit a democratic country next door to us (!) with cities and states having no local police force, only the Federal Army driving around town in random battle-ready patrols. It’s a full scale war, but we don’t hear much of a peep up here. Definitely tense, with fear and uncertainty hanging over that city/northern part of the country.”
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