Items tagged with mexico

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Inside the Golden Triangle [29.08.2012] After some initial difficulty, Miguel Angel Vega, a writer for the Sinaloa-based Rio Doce newspaper, was able to gain access to the Sierra Madre Occi ...
Far but near: Marijuana reform in Mexico? [19.08.2012] The world-wide debate over cannabis reform appears to be gaining uncommon speed and unexpectedly it is in Latin America that the winds of change have ...
Mexico's President-Elect: Legalization Should Be Part of Drug Strategy Debate [02.07.2012] The president-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, said Mexico should have a debate about legalizing and regulating, an approach advocated by other L ...
Mérida: continued support for a failed strategy [21.05.2012] Some five years ago, after Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón declared a War on Drugs followed by a firm military crackdown on drug trafficking organ ...
Latin America's fatal prison problem [14.05.2012] Prison riots in Venezuela. Jailbreaks in Mexico. Prison fires in Honduras. Latin America is displaying violent cases of the ails of its prison system ...
Considering New Strategies for Confronting Organized Crime in Mexico [29.03.2012] Mexico has experienced an unprecedented rise in crime and violence over the past five years with over 47,000 people killed in crime related violence ...
Just say no [05.03.2012] Given the recent calls by several Latin American presidents for a debate on legalising drugs, would the United States show any flexibility in its sta ...
Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed [20.09.2011] Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday turned up pressure on the United States to curb demand for illicit drugs, hinting that legalization of na ...
Tackling Violence in Mexico [10.09.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) translated the article La raíz de la violencia by Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez that was originally publis ...
Mexico's Narco-Epiphany: Is Calderón Suggesting the U.S. Legalize Drugs? [30.08.2011] The central statistic of Mexico's violent drug war – 40,000 gangland murders in the past five years – is repeated so often it almost fails to alarm u ...
Mexico's Drug War, Feminized [14.08.2011] Mexico's drug war is more than an armed conflict. With government estimates of its death toll well above 30,000, it is now a humanitarian crisis affe ...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi ...
The Way Forward [30.06.2011] Since time immemorial, Mexicans have argued that were it not for U.S. demand for illicit substances, Mexico would have a manageable drug problem. Mor ...
The Drug War Is the Inevitable Result of Capitalism Gone Mad; Ciudad Juarez Is All of Our Futures [21.06.2011] War, as I came to report it, was something fought between people with causes, however crazy or honourable: like between the American and British occup ...
Fear and loathing surrounds decriminalisation [18.06.2011] "The war on drugs has failed," said a recent report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which comprised a former UN secretary-general, ...
Four Decades Later, It's Time to Scrap the Dead-End Drug War [17.06.2011] I recently returned from the desert city of Durango, Mexico, where forensic officials are still trying to identify some 240 corpses discovered this y ...
How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs [02.04.2011] "Wachovia's blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations," said a fe ...
The Case of Mexico [08.12.2010] Mexico’s security crisis’ most evident toll is the unacceptable level of violence linked to drug trafficking. However, a report published today by th ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Mexico [03.12.2010] Mexico is currently undergoing one of the worst crises in its history in terms of violence and insecurity. This crisis is directly related to the str ...
How California's Pot Proposition Is Agitating Latin America [31.10.2010] What was Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos smoking? Colombia has long been an obedient lieutenant in the U.S.-led war on drugs, yet there was Sa ...
Todos Somos Juarez? [19.10.2010] On October 12, 2010, Mexican president Felipe Calderon traveled to Ciudad Juarez to attend a meeting evaluating the “Todos Somos Juarez” program whic ...
Mexican waves, Californian cool [14.10.2010] If California votes in favour of legalisation, Mexico would be wise to follow suit (the bottom would anyway fall out of its marijuana business). The ...
An altered state [14.10.2010] Proposition 19 has a chance of winning mainly because Californians have become rather relaxed about weed. Back in 1972 a proposition to legalise the ...
Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico [13.10.2010] The United States’ demand for illicit drugs creates markets for Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and helps foster violence in Mexico. So ...
Legalizing pot in California would hardly dent cartels' revenue, report says [13.10.2010] Proposition 19, which would partially legalize marijuana in California, would do little to curtail the violent Mexican organizations that smuggle it ...
Legalizing Marijuana in California Will Not Dramatically Reduce Mexican Drug Trafficking Revenues [12.10.2010] Legalizing marijuana in California will not dramatically reduce the drug revenues collected by Mexican drug trafficking organizations from sales to t ...
Abused and Afraid in Ciudad Juarez [06.10.2010] Residents in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are caught between the drug-related violence and the human rights violations committed by the security forces. Th ...
WOLA and Prodh Publish Report of Human Rights Violations in Ciudad Juarez [05.10.2010] Residents in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are caught between the drug-related violence and the human rights violations committed by the security forces, co ...
Weary of drug war, Mexico debates legalization [12.09.2010] A debate about legalizing marijuana and possibly other drugs — once a taboo suggestion — is percolating in Mexico, a nation exhausted by runaway viol ...
Cannabis in Mexico [27.08.2010] In August 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared that he would support a national debate on the issue of legalisation, reversing his previo ...
Thinking the unthinkable [12.08.2010] Since marijuana provides the Mexican gangs with up to half their income, taking that business out of their hands would change the balance of power in ...
Has the time come to legalize drugs? [12.08.2010] Legalization of drugs -- long an issue championed mainly by fringe groups -- is rapidly moving to the mainstream in Latin America. Last week's surpri ...
A war on drugs? No, this is a war on the Mexican people [12.08.2010] Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, began his administration in 2000 with a popular festival. Felipe Calderón, who took over in 2006, began ...
Mexico rethinks drugs strategy as violence escalates [11.08.2010] Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón, launched his presidency three and a half years ago with an unprecedented military-led offensive against the coun ...
Ex-Mexico president calls for legalizing drugs [09.08.2010] Former President Vicente Fox is joining with those urging his successor to legalize drugs in Mexico, saying that could break the economic power of th ...
Marijuana Legalization Gaining Favor in Mexico [08.08.2010] "I don't think that marijuana legalization will be a panacea on drug violence in Mexico," said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at ...
Why the US and Latin America could be ready to end a fruitless 40-year struggle [08.08.2010] Mexico's president Felipe Caldéron is the latest Latin leader to call for a debate on drugs legalisation. And in the US, liberals and right-wing libe ...
De “no hay alternativa” a “enséñenme la salida” [06.08.2010] Aun cuando tarde, siempre será bienvenida la disposición presidencial para admitir la necesidad de un debate largamente pospuesto en su administració ...
Mexico looks to legalisation as drug war murders hit 28,000 [04.08.2010] Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón, has joined calls for a debate on the legalisation of drugs as new figures show thousands of Mexicans every year ...
Insistir en el enfoque represivo en la lucha contra el narco, inefectivo [01.08.2010] Mientras la estrategia para combatir el narcotráfico se centre en las acciones bélicas, la guerra en contra de este ilícito continuará por décadas si ...
Drug Laws and Prison in Mexico [02.07.2010] Over the years, the Mexican government has adopted increasingly heavy prison sentences and militarized drug policies to confront drug trafficking. Th ...
Banks financing Mexico gangs admitted in Wells Fargo deal [28.06.2010] Wachovia made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admitted that its unit f ...
Argentina and Mexico clash with the INCB [31.03.2010] The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna in March 2010 was a rather uneventful event. One of the most controversial issues were the comments ...
US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' [16.01.2010] After 40 years of defeat and failure, America's "war on drugs" is being buried in the same fashion as it was born – amid bloodshed, confusion, corrup ...
Mexico: The Law Against Small-Scale Drug Dealing [01.10.2009] In August 2009, Mexico adopted a new law against small-scale drug dealing, which introduces some significant advances in key subjects, such as the re ...
Stepping away from the darkness [01.09.2009] The experiences of countries that have decriminalised drugs show that fears of explosions in drugs use are unfounded.
Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs [27.08.2009] Last week, the Mexican government announced that it will no longer jail users of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Other countries in t ...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...

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