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Certification Of Mexico Throughout many years the US has tried battling drugs in various ways President Clinton had recently enforced an anti-drug plan that consists of five parts education decreasing the number of addicts breaking the cycle of drugs and crime securing the nations borders and reducing the drug supply US officials also have sought to make alliances with drug-producing countries worldwide by way of certification By March of every year the president must certify to Congress whether the nations that produce drugs or serve as transshipment points for their entry in the US are fully cooperating in the drug war Jensen A16 Decertification could lead to trade sanctions and restrictions on US aid Although more than 30 countries are subject to certification its eye is always on Mexico Mexico is not very comfortable with this situation Mexico has been certified for the 13th time since US Congress created the law in 1986 Cevallos Though certification has been granted to Mexico Drug Enforcement Agency and US Customs Service officials feel Mexico is not worthy of certification and should be decertified Mexico not only failed to reduce drug trafficking and corruption in 1998 but actually did worse than the previous year Even in 1997 when Mexicos top drug-fighting general Jesus G Rebollo was found to be on the pay roll of a cocaine cartel Mexico was certified Jensen A16 Rebollos corruption charges sparked calls in Congress to decertify Mexico but decertification is seen as an insult to many Mexican politicians that contend they should not be blamed for the cravings of American addicts Jensen A16 It is also known that the Mexican drug cartels spend 6 billion a year to bribe Mexican government officials Seper In terms of corruption Mexico is heavily influenced by the powers of money Who said people can be bought So it is seen as clear as water that the major hold on Mexico in the drug
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