Public Security–the Greatest Casualty of the Drug war

In stops all around the country, the Caravan for Peace has found that convincing people that the war on drugs is destructive and wasteful is not the problem. The polls show the public came to this conclusion long ago and now close to a majority favor what used to be considered “radical” solutions like legalizing [...]

The Politics of the Drug War in Mexico

The starting bell rang for the Mexican presidential campaigns on March 30, and the candidates are out of the gates. As the nation faces an unprecedented crisis in levels of violence and lawlessness, one of the big issues is who will have to take the blame for the disastrous war on drugs. More than 50,000 [...]

U.S. to probe cross-border money laundering with Mexico

During his meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Mexico City on Monday, President Felipe Calderon told Biden that the only way to win Mexico’s “war with the drug cartels” combat organized crime gangs as well as arms trafficking along the border. He also included in his list of priorities the ceasing of rampant [...]

Calderon and Biden: U.S. guns fuel Mexican violence and crime

Like a drowning man desperately clutching a lifesaver, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon on Monday demanded that more be done by the United States law enforcement community to curtail arms trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. drug enforcement agent informed the Law Enforcement Examiner. During his meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Mexico [...]

Holder questioned about Agent Zapata murder’s link to Fast & Furious

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder once again testified before the House Oversight Committee about revelations that officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were aware of straw buying by Mexican weapons-trafficker Manuel Barba during a several month span and that one of those weapons was discovered at the murder scene [...]

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