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Mexico's Museum of Drugs

May 11, 2009 |  8:14 am

Army Capt. Claudio Montane wants one thing clear from the start: This place is not not a narco-museum, writes Ken Ellingwood in Foreign Exchange

"The point is not to glorify drug traffickers. 'Its purpose is to show Mexico and the world the efforts and the good results that we have achieved,' Montane said, opening a tour of a military collection officially called the Museum of Drugs."

"But spend a couple of hours examining the exhibits with Montane, in his crisp dress uniform and spit-shined shoes, and you wonder if a better name would be the Museum of Mexico's Long and Unwon War Against Drug Traffickers Who Keep Finding Clever New Ways to Feed the U.S. Habit."

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-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City

Video: Take a tour around Mexico's Museum of Drugs. Credit: Deborah Bonello