Shannon K. O’Neil, senior fellow for Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), suggests the United States is an example for Mexico to follow. While there are significant drug concerns in the US, she notes that the associated violence connected to the drug trade is not as severe in America as it is south of the border.

“We don’t have a war on drugs in the United States, but we have, for lack of a better term, some sort of regulation and containment policy that we use here that we keep it from getting violent,” O’Neil suggests. “There may be some lessons for Mexico in terms on the waiting on states deals with this so insidious problem that is not going to go away.”

via A model for Mexico.