Issues / Drugs
Will the next Mexican leader make a pact with drug traffickers?
Its symbolic importance to Latin America cannot be under-estimated.
The only thing surprising about Clinton's horrifying proposal to apply a Colombian model to Mexico is that she said it out loud, reports columnist Laura Carlsen.
Key Peruvian ally in U.S. "war on drugs" sentencing to 20 years in prison for running guns to Colombia's FARC upheld.
The elections of Sunday, July 4th, in 14 Mexican states can be seen as a struggle for Mexican territories by diverse power groups, including the drug cartels.
Those who most need to hear alternative points of view on drug policies turn a deaf ear to those most affected by them.
The CIA's involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.
As the Obama administration develops its policy towards Mexico, it should dismiss both unfounded alarmism and unbridled optimism.
More respect and better policies especially regarding Cuba, drugs, and immigration are crucial to building a constructive partnership.
The Obama administration should take advantage of promising new trends in Latin America to seek more effective and more humane drug control policies both at home and abroad.