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All Posts Tagged With: "Mexico’s Drug War"
Last week, the Mexican government announced that it will no longer jail users of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Other countries in the region have taken similar steps. John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America discusses the trend.
Earlier this week, U.S. President Barack Obama praised what he described as Mexico's "courageous effort" to combat drug trafficking and violence. Andres Martinez of the New America Foundation discusses the drug war and the U.S. role in Mexico.
As Mexican drug trafficking pushes along, the danger is evident, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. But Mexican officials don't want to hear it, and U.S. officials don't want to push the issue too far ahead toward the front burner.
Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University discusses Barack Obama's visit to Mexico, where he focused on the issue of drug violence. Some in Mexico blame the drug problem on America's appetite for illegal drugs and its gun laws.
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to venture to Mexico on Thursday for talks with President Felipe Calderon. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner argues that unless political leaders are willing to commit to real change and take the resulting flak, it will be impossible to alleviate Mexico's drug problem.
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz of the Brookings institute discusses the implications of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico.