“Doomed” may be an overstatement about the current situation in Mexico. Yet, the threats to Mexican democracy are substantial, and the downward trend is clear. The war on drugs has a corrosive effect. By diverting scarce resources, compromising national sovereignty, encouraging violence and corruption, strengthening the military, and increasing the opportunity for abuse of power, the war on drugs endangers Mexican democracy.That is Renee G. Scherlen in 2001. Source.