Posts Tagged: drug war
Nearly 20 years since NAFTA went into effect, its empty promises have been laid bare for the people of Mexico.
The war on the narcotraffickers also serves as a pretext for militarizing areas of Mexico that have strong traditions of social resistance.
Part 1 of an interview with "Drug War Mexico" co-author Peter Watt.
A real commitment to security must place human life and public safety above all else--no matter which side of the border you're on.
There are good reasons to be cynical about the return of the PRI in Mexico. Even so, when it comes to human rights in Mexico, there's plenty of room for improvement.
Obama will need to recast a foreign policy that has been weak or downright contradictory in standing up for the principles he himself has espoused
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
Mexican families touched by the drug war have brought their Caravan for Peace to the U.S., laying the groundwork for a binational peace movement.
International standards for drug control are increasingly unscientific and deleterious.
Legalizing narcotics would strengthen democracy at home and abroad.