Mexico’s war on drugs: can you expect the military to function as police? | openDemocracy | missions English PreAp | Scoop.it

RT @ZFTWARNING: Mexico’s war on drugs: cn U expect the military 2 fcn as police?

1. The military's involvement in the drug wars of Mexico.

2. President Felipe Calderon declared open war on the drug dealers in 2006.

    47,515 people's lives have been claimed by the war on drugs

    The United States is one of the drug dealers main customer

3. The writer believes that the military is violating human rights while fighting.

4. yes; "With the military assuming functions that civilian forces should be carrying out, it comes as no surprise that problems between authorities and the population increase, and with them reports of human rights violations"

6. This person is very informed on wht isgoing on Mexico. He/she is also a very firm believer in an individuals rights even in times of war.

7. Someone who wants to know more about the rihts of all citizens in Mexico.

8. no. I am not entirely surewhat is going on in Mexico and I do not want one person to infuence my opnion of something I know nothing about.

 Part B

2. This writer uses logos to get his point across. "The military was not designed to police cities, and when fighting an enemy wearing no uniform and mingled with civilians, casualties of war are bound to multiply; excessive use of force, wrongful arrest and prolonged detention, even cases of torture have also been reported."  By using this quote, the author gives us a reason to supportthe claim he has presented. H says hat the reason the military is violationg human rights is becuase it is not desaigned to take on the type of enemy that it is fighng and becuae of this, people are getting hurt.