Mexican drug war
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World Leaders Condemn Failed Drug War, Call For Global Reform
A coalition of former international leaders gathered in New York City on Tuesday to discuss the release of their new report calling for a complete overhaul of drug policies around the world, including legalization of psychoactive substances like mari...
Legalizing Marijuana and Other Ways the U.S. and Mexico Can Win the Drug War | TIME.com
As for what happened on election day last fall in the U.S., if I were Peña Nieto I’d urge Obama to do on the federal level what the states of Colorado and Washington did: legalize marijuana. (Mexico should do the same, by the way.) It'd deprive Mexico’s drug cartels of more than 1/3 of the $30 billion or so they make each yr and save the estimated $10 billion the US wastes every year chasing down a drug no more harmful than alcohol when used in moderation.
Mexico To Hold A Series Of Regional Marijuana Debates
When it comes to drug cartels, Mexico is usually the first country that people think of. That’s not to say that there aren’t cartels in other countries, because there absolutely are, but Mexico serves as a type of ‘funnel’ through which a lot of the drugs that end up in America passes through...
Apodaca prison riot | Wikiwand
The Apodaca prison riot occurred on 19 February 2012 at a prison in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. Mexico City officials stated that at least 44 people were killed, with another twelve injured. The Blog del Narco, a blog that documents events and people of the Mexican Drug War anonymously, reported that the actual death toll may be more than 70 people. The fight was between Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, two drug cartels that operate in northeastern Mexico. The governor of Nuevo Le...
Diego Huerta takes extraordinary photographs that capture the culture and customs of indigenous communities in Mexico. He hopes his photobook will serve as a historical archive that celebrates and preserves these communities, while paying tribute to the thousands of lives lost to the drug war.
Mexico Drug War Fast Facts | CNN
"Mexico Drug War Fast Facts." CNN. Cable News Network, 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 15 Feb. 2014.This article gives a timeline of events that have happened since the Mexican government has declared war on the Cartel. The war was started Dec. of 2006.It has accumulated an increasing amount of casualties year after year. It shows major arrests and killings of both political figures and drug dealers. It talks about how the Cartel is aided, and how it has fought back against the Mexican government.
Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska on the Missing 43 Students, 1968 Massacre & U.S.-Backed Drug War
One of Mexico’s most beloved writers, Elena Poniatowska is a founder of the newspaper La Jornada and the country’s first feminist magazine, Fem. She’s the recipient of the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish language, and is the first woman to win the Mexican National Award for Journalism. Poniatowska joins us to discuss the capture of El Chapo, the movement surrounding the missing students in Ayotzinapa, the Tlatelolco student massacre of 1968 and the failed ...
Leftover crime scene tape on the corner of a street in #Temixco Mexico not far from the house where Gisela Mota was assassinated. Gisela 33 was sworn into office as the citys first female mayor on New Year's Day. She was still in her pajamas the following day when the men approached her parents breezeblock house. In front of her terrified family the men beat her and shot her several times killing her. Giselas murder illuminates some worrying ways in which the conflict we know as the Mexican drug