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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Monday that the war on drugs in Mexico “is not a failure.”

At a press conference in Mexico City after meeting Mexican Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, Napolitano called the drug policies of both Mexico and the United States “a continuing effort to keep our peoples from becoming addicted to dangerous drugs.”

Asked why, in spite of efforts by both Mexico and the United States, the leader Mexico’s most powerful criminal organization — the Sinaloa drug cartel — remains at large, Napolitano implied it’s only a matter of time before Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman falls.

Source: Rafael Romo for CNN.

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