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Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs

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Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs

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.

Posted: August 27, 2009 15:27   Comments: 75
In Mexico, drug legalization is a mixed bag

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In Mexico, drug legalization is a mixed bag

In Mexico, a new law has been passed to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of narcotics including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD and crystal meth. A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the pros and cons of decriminalization.

Posted: August 27, 2009 07:23   Comments: 11
Corruption hampers Mexico’s battle against drugs

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Corruption hampers Mexico’s battle against drugs

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.

Posted: August 12, 2009 14:51   Comments: 3
Hollow words as Obama praises Mexico’s war on drugs

Peter Eisner (blog)

Hollow words as Obama praises Mexico’s war on drugs

At the North American summit in Mexico, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to continue efforts to reduce U.S. demand for drugs, and to stem the illegal flow of guns across the southern border. But Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner argues that the promises are just words, and nothing will change.

Posted: August 11, 2009 12:09   Comments: 5
Obama tackles drugs, flu and trade at Mexico summit

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Obama tackles drugs, flu and trade at Mexico summit

U.S. President Barack Obama joined his Canadian and Mexican counterparts as they completed a summit meeting in Mexico on Monday. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the issues tackled, including trade, the H1N1 flu and the drug war.

Posted: August 10, 2009 15:20   Comments: 2
U.S. keeps Mexican drug trafficking on the back burner

Peter Eisner (blog)

U.S. keeps Mexican drug trafficking on the back burner

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.

Posted: July 14, 2009 09:32   Comments: 0
Election déjà vu, from Mexico to Iran

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Election déjà vu, from Mexico to Iran

Where is the tipping point when people in any country will refuse to accept the results of a fraudulent election? Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner examines the demonstrations in Iran and compares the unrest in the country to the situation in Mexico decades ago.

Posted: June 18, 2009 13:25   Comments: 1
Mexican journalists prepare for job with survival training

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Mexican journalists prepare for job with survival training

Approximately 50 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Mexico writes about facing masked guerillas and tear gas in a survival training session for journalists.

Posted: June 1, 2009 10:43   Comments: 0
In Mexico, viral campaigning in a time of viruses

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In Mexico, viral campaigning in a time of viruses

As the confirmed number of H1N1 flu cases worldwide surpasses 2,000, Mexico is returning to normal as businesses resume. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, the epidemic may have a lasting impact on the country's internal politics, as Mexico approaches congressional elections in July.

Posted: May 7, 2009 09:26   Comments: 0
As H1N1 flu subsides in Mexico, others prepare for outbreak

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As H1N1 flu subsides in Mexico, others prepare for outbreak

Worldfocus explores the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus in this special report. While the infection rate seems to be subsiding in Mexico for now, many other countries are preparing for potential outbreaks, either now or later in the year when the typical flu season begins again in the northern hemisphere.

Posted: May 5, 2009 14:28   Comments: 4

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