Mexico cartoonists mock Calderon's war on drugs

In his speech to the UN General Assembly in New York this week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon defended his policy of using the army to aggressively disrupt the drug cartels who are at war with each other and the state.

Some in Mexico are critical of Mr Calderon's stance, not least political cartoonists Jose Hernandez and Antonio Helguera, who use their drawings to pillory the president.

Shannon Young, a Mexico-based reporter for The World progamme on American public radio - a co-production of the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and WGBH in Boston - explains the meaning behind some of the images being used to attack Mr Calderon.

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Shannon's radio story was first broadcast on The World on 19 September 2011.

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