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Mexico’s youth being lured into drug trade

No one knows how many young people are joining the drug traffickers, but it is luring many.

The illegal business is worth an estimated $80 billion dollars a year.

According to a US State Department official, thats drawn an estimated 150 thousand Mexicans to the illegal drug trade and fueled the violence.

For them, the answer is simple: the government must remove the economic incentive for trafficking drugs by legalising them.

Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.

Bosnia faces brain drain

Since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia 13 years ago, Bosnia has been struggling not only with ethnic divisions, but with an unsteady economy too. It has a high percentage of educated young people, but few feel they have a future in Bosnia. And with unemployment high, increasing numbers are putting their hopes in a move abroad.
Al Jazeera’s Sami Zeidan reports from Sarajevo.