Regions / Mexico
Free trade has starved Mexico and stuffed transnational corporations.
The United States alleges an Iranian plot to trade money and drugs with a Mexican cartel in exchange for assassinating Saudi and Israeli diplomats.
A new book shows the struggle of Mexico's indigenous communities to preserve and celebrate their way of life in the face of predatory development.
High-profile fiascos like Operation "Fast and Furious" are a drop in the bucket of the War on Drugs debacle.
From July 25 to August 2 of this year, hundreds of Central American migrants, their family members, and activists participated in the Caravan "Step by Step for Peace" to demand respect for immigrant rights.
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.
In the 2010 fiscal year alone, the U.S. Border Patrol nabbed 447,000 would-be illegal immigrants along the southern border. In 2009, 417 were found dead, meeting their end in an attempt at a better life.
President Obama's speech in El Paso on May 10 put the immigration debate back on the table. In reaffirming his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, he attempted to reframe a debate that has been dominated by a focus on security.