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March 26th, 2009
09:57 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 03/26/09

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Tonight on AC360°, Anderson is reporting again from El Paso, Texas near along the border with Mexico.
He has exclusive new details on the drug war from an insider. And, there's breaking news on the the discovery of a dead U.S. Marshal in Mexico. We'll have all the angles. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the crisis. What do you think should be done to stop the violence?

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  1. Isabel (Brazil)

    Anderson and AC360 team,

    Thanks for those two days of reporting in Mexico. The reports were very rich and with an interesting approach.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Bruno

    Government should be looking at underground tunnels between the US and MEX. What would be easier than crossing "everything" through an underground tunnel. Highly spphisticated multimillion dollar tunnels have been found in the past. Enforce the border.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Maren in Oregon

    Good Night anderson and the AC360 Team; Tom, Gary; everyone absolutely great two nights.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Marc

    Nice series the last few days on the drug problem in Mexico. I just listened to that Robert guy and must say he's a little out in left field. I would bet alcohol kills more people, destroys more families, and causes more health issues than weed ever will as long as we live.
    Maybe legalizing weed isn't the answer but going over Toms number he says about 24 million people use illegal drugs. How many people use alcohol every day? How many people are killed directly from alcohol every single day?

    Lets not even mention cigarettes. Throw the health problems from smokes and alcohol together and the problems combined make the drug problem look like a stubbed toe.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Good Night Anderson and my fellow bloogers and Anderson once again stay safe down there.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Doug

    How bad will the situation on the border have to get before we consider greatly restricting access or closing it all together?

    Doug
    New Mexico

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Saera El Paso, TX

    good night everyone

    thanks again to all you people at CNN for covering the situation in Mexico

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. jane MI

    Good evening everyone @ 360 and bloggers,

    It's so frightening to hear of all the violence and killing...describing those without conscience or remorse...

    I still don't believe legalizing marij. would help, it's now grown to be more potent, tolerance develops, and it can lead to other illicit substances, once addicted, the brains neurochemistry is changed thus can be very difficult to treat and maintain sobriety...I think the vio. will remain unless the demand for meth, cocaine and heroin can be controlled

    Has the Mexican Military been brought in by the thousands anywhere else along the borders? What new changes are done elsewhere?

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Caroline Aiu

    People who don't take drugs, but, give money to addicts on the street that panhandle have blood on their hands too. People need to stop thinking that they're doing their good deed for the day by giving a panhandler money. They almost never buy food with it. It goes to drugs, alcohol & cigarettes. Not only that but if the money that goes to the panhandler is used to buy crystal meth, you're contributing to toxic waste being created & dumped in the environment.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Martin

    Legalizing drugs is not the way to go. Prescription drugs are legally acquired from pharmacies yet they are abused. The trick is educating Americans that recreational use of drugs contributes to the brutality involved in the supply chain controlled by the drug cartels in addition to the serious and often fatal harm people under the influence of drugs wreak on their loved ones and the society as a whole.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Cherry B - Ms

    Anderson, although I didn't get to blog this last few days, I still watched and shows were really good. Thanks for your continued great work. Goodnight everybody!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. robert

    i am interested in knowing exactly how much of a contribution the lift of prohibition was to the economy??and what is the expected contribution if a lift occurs now?

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Maren in Oregon

    I have to say it Anderson – Tom Foreman just got through telling us that "elderly" people frequently trip over their pets! 2 or 3 times a day?

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  14. La Mujer

    Nice job Anderson. Amazing interview – thanks for bringing that to us.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass

    Great show tonight,thank you!Goodnight everyone. Peace to all of you and yours.Rikki in North Dakota,We're all rooting for you!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Goodnight ALL!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Ted

    As a former drug addict and now a responsible drinker and cigarette smoker, I fully support the legalization of marijuana. We need to legalize and tax marijuana with the same guidelines as alcohol. Prevention never stopped me and all the other users from ever using, it was the rehabilitation that saved my life. Like the legalization of alcohol, we can better control marijuana's uses and misuses.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Maria

    Cat propaganda!!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. mary

    what about the abuse of legal perscribed drugs, the gov wants to reform healthcare, there should be more regulation on the drugs the government does sell before they can start talking about legalizing the illegal ones.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Edee

    education..Montana reduced they're crystalmeth use by 75 percent. Just with education. Helllooo??

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    Treatment programs only work for those who have made the DECISION to stop using drugs.

    In order to stop using drugs, one must start being responsible for one's self.

    With one or both parents in prison,
    with 3rd or 4th generation of born addicted babies,
    with the destruction of the nuclear family...
    these are a few of the many causes for drug addiction.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  22. Chad from OKC

    What efforts are being made to work with the Mexican government instead of going it alone? I don't hear that approach often.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  23. Minou, New York City

    I tripped over my pomeranian so many times, she now knows how to avoid me! 🙂

    March 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Jo in Calgary

    This man is saying less people are using drugs?
    If that is the case who is using all these drugs?

    Legalizing drugs would just make them more accessable, the last thing we need...

    March 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Maureen T, Canada

    Anderson,
    you've had me glued to the television for the last couple of nights with this drug war in Mexico and the U.S.! Thank you for keeping us all informed! Stay safe Anderson!! I need to see you safe back in NYC! Good night love!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  26. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I hope that story about the little girl saved due to hearing about Ms. Richardson brings some comfort to her family.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  27. La Mujer

    It's not that I'm against legalizing drugs, but just the way some people talk about it makes it seem like it would be 1 of the easiest things in the world and other problems won't arise from it. I know there are benefits but people are not really considering all of the disadvantages.

    Plus – how can you argue to kids that drugs are bad – if adults can do them when they are legalized? That kind of hyprocritical.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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