01/16/2013 01:33 pm ET | Updated Jan 16, 2013

Mexico's Drug War Violence And The Role The United States Plays (VIDEO)

Looking for an easy way to understand the dynamics behind Mexico’s catastrophic drug war violence? We’ve got a video for you.

“The Violence of Mexican Drug Cartels,” produced by, presents an animated walkthrough of the grim statistics that marked former Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s frontal assault on drug traffickers: 60,000 people dead, including 67 reporters and 1,000 children.

The video also highlights the role that the United States plays in Mexico’s violence, by refusing to regulate the guns that flow south across the border and by pushing drug prohibition even as it leads the world in illegal drug consumption.

Check the video out above.

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