December 28, 2012

Three Strikes Against the Drug War

Jorge Castaneda, Project Syndicate

AP Photo

A sea change in drug policy seems to be in the making. It will not occur overnight, or everywhere, or in regard to all drugs. But, after decades of bloodshed, repression, and criminalization, things have begun to move in the right direction. It’s a pity it took so long.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Drugs, United States, Uruguay, Latin America, Mexico, Drug War


December 20, 2012
How the Zetas Took Monterrey
Steven Dudley, InSight Crime
The Zetas have many sides. The group is at once sophisticated and ruthless, coordinating multi-caravan ambushes and sending hooligans to launch a wild assault on a police station. It has gang-bangers and Special Forces snipers on... more ››
December 21, 2012
U.S.'s Arrogant Disregard for Mexico Must End
Tim Padgett, Time
Unfortunately, most Americans ignore that record and focus on the doomsday nonsense that a crowd of pseudo-scholars has tied to the Maya calculations. It’s part and parcel of the western world’s condescending approach... more ››
December 18, 2012
How Wal-Mart Bribed Its Way into Mexico
Barstow & Bertrab, NY Times
Wal-Mart de Mexico was an aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited, an examination by The New York Times found. more ››
December 15, 2012
Mexico Is Still Bleeding
Ted Galen Carpenter, The National Interest
As Enrique Peña Nieto takes the reins as Mexico’s president, optimists in the war on drugs argue that the worst is over regarding the violence that has convulsed his country over the past six years and left at least... more ››
December 25, 2012
John Kerry and Latin America's Bad Guys
Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ
Mr. Kerry's record of promoting American values abroad is dismal. It isn't that he opposes U.S. intervention—far from it. The trouble is that he has a habit of intervening on behalf of bad guys. A left-wing world view and... more ››