Mexican President Felipe Calderon, interviewed by Lally Weymouth

"The problem is not only a criminal problem but also a social problem, in the sense that we have young people without opportunities who are [hired] by criminals as distributors of drugs. Finally, they die in the streets. I have serious concerns about that. The only way to defeat the crime is to combat it with a comprehensive strategy; one part is to use all the power of the state in order to fight the criminals, to preserve or in some cases to recover the authority of the state. . . . The second part [requires] renovating all the police corps in the country."

By Lally Weymouth
The Washington Post
Sunday, February 7, 2010; B01

¡Qué bueno que le preocupa el problema social!