Issues / Drugs
The United States alleges an Iranian plot to trade money and drugs with a Mexican cartel in exchange for assassinating Saudi and Israeli diplomats.
High-profile fiascos like Operation "Fast and Furious" are a drop in the bucket of the War on Drugs debacle.
The caravan of drug war victims led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, on Sept. 14, where they asked for forgiveness from the migrants who risk their lives to cross Mexico to reach the United States.
Forty years after the war on drugs began the fallout from bad policy has had dire consequences both home and abroad.
The disastrous failure of the drug war shows the necessity of a revamped U.S. policy approach.
If the U.S. and Latin American governments don't respond to outraged reactions to the Drug War, they may have another war on their hands -- with their own enraged citizens.
If new Peruvian President Ollanta Humala institutes aggressive policies that threaten coca production and leave behind piles of bodies, his political future will be in doubt.
To conservatives, the Drug War is as deserving of uncritical support as any other war we're losing.
This pact was read by Olga Reyes and Patricia Duarte in Mexico City's Zocalo on May 8th, the last day of the March for Peace with Justice and Dignity. The document will be signed June 10 in Ciudad Juarez.
The Obama administration faces a scandal around a U.S. gunrunning operation to Mexico.