POLICY REPORT 55

In a follow-up to his 2010 report on U.S. drug policy, William Martin, director of the Baker Institute Drug Policy Program, examines PDF icon"Cartels, Corruption, and Carnage in the Calderón Era," tracing the origins and growth of Mexican drug cartels and the failed government policies that accompanied their rise. Martin, who is also the institute's Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy, suggests policy approaches that may lead to greater success.