Peruvian police with cocaine seized in a recent drug raid. A record 6.7 million metric tons was taken at the end of AugustEnrique Castro-Mendivil—ReutersA major new report makes the case for decriminalizing illicit drugs—all of themWhile the international news has been one depressing event after another this summer, there’s been an encouraging shift in one… Seguir leyendo It’s Time to End the Drug War
Red, White and Blue Reprieve for Mexico
On Wednesday, it could have said that again, but instead its big block letters read “Thank You.” Other newspaper headlines, and most Mexican fans, expressed the same sentiment because little else could really be said after the United States, in a twist as
Uruguay’s legalization of marijuana may signal an end to Latin America’s war on drugs
Former Mexican official: Immigrants will become Mexico’s burden if US doesn’t take more
A former Mexican cabinet member says the U.S. should accept more low-skill migrants from Central America, because otherwise the migrants would stay in Mexico.
The Future of ‘Cubazuela’
Few people around the world are more keenly interested in the health of cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez than a pair of brothers in Cuba: Fidel and Raúl Castro.
Turning Back or Moving On?
It’s not hard to explain why, after 71 uninterrupted years in power, Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party lost the 2000 presidential elections.
Numb to drug war’s carnage, life goes on for most Mexicans
Couples were walking hand in hand. Children were frolicking. Just down the road in this northern Mexican town, 49 bodies, headless with their hands and feet severed off, had been found and cleared away.
D.E.A. Launders Mexican Profits of Drug Cartels
Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials.
The education of Tony Wayne, ambassador to Mexico
Incoming U.S. Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne was briefed last week on the intimate but strained state of U.S.-Mexico relations — and what to expect when his plane lands here later this month.
Former foreign minister argues that major changes are necessary if the nation wants to move forward…