Obama faces challenges south of the border
Following his inauguration on Tuesday, Barack Obama faces many serious global challenges -- some of them in Latin America. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses how he might tackle Mexican drug violence and relations with Cuba and Venezuela.
Posted: January 20, 2009 17:12
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Obama discusses drug war with Mexican president
As President-elect Obama meets with Mexican leader Felipe Calderón, Carol Wise of the University of Southern California discusses how the incoming Obama administration can work to combat escalating drug violence in Mexico, which has impacted the U.S.
Posted: January 12, 2009 13:56
Pride turns to fear in Mexican city known for narco culture
Worldfocus contributing bloggers write that as drug violence worsens, residents of Sinaloa -- the Mexican state where narcotics-related folklore was born -- are less welcoming towards the state's status.
Posted: January 7, 2009 15:37
Mexico’s drug gangs top crime threat to U.S.
Mexican drug trafficking organizations represent the "greatest organized crime threat" to the United States, according to a recent government report.
Posted: December 17, 2008 15:32
FDA failures contribute to spread of contaminated drugs
Since the 1930s, heparin has helped save the lives of millions of dialysis and surgery patients. Then, in 2006, Chinese suppliers of the drug’s basic material contaminated it with a mysterious ingredient. Patients began to die.
Posted: December 17, 2008 15:31
Contaminated drug imports threaten Americans
The majority of drugs in the U.S. contain ingredients that are produced overseas, often with no oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.
Posted: December 17, 2008 14:41
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A baby dies because of tainted heparin
Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about his experience reporting on a Worldfocus signature story on the contamination of U.S. drug imports.
Posted: December 17, 2008 14:05
Mexico considers decriminalizing some drugs
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Mexican leader Felipe Calderón's proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cocaine and other drugs as the country's drug violence grows more deadly.
Posted: December 11, 2008 11:07
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Tijuana police chief fired after bloody weekend
Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University discusses developments in Tijuana's drug war after 37 people were killed in the city over the past weekend.
Posted: December 3, 2008 16:27
Mexican foreign investment hurt by drug violence
Erika de la Garza of Rice University discusses the effect of drug violence on investment in Mexico and U.S. involvement in Central America.
Posted: November 12, 2008 13:36