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Mexican Drug War
Mexican Drug War news and analysis from The Nation
January 25, 2017
Don’t Expect Mexico’s Elites to Stand Up to Trump
They’re too dependent on US aid, so will have to renegotiate NAFTA on his terms—even though the agreement has done far more damage to Mexico.
September 29, 2016
A Growing Grassroots Movement in Mexico Is Resisting the US-Backed Drug War
Citizens are protesting disappearances, searching mass graves, and demanding an end to impunity.
August 23, 2016
There’s a Bigger Problem at the Border Than Trump’s Proposed Wall
We live in fear of Trump
s plan for the Mexican border—not realizing that much of it already exists.
April 25, 2016
‘Addiction Is an Adaptation to Your Environment’: An Interview With Johann Hari
Addiction, according to Johann Hari, is less about drugs and more about human connection.
April 8, 2016
The Need of the Forgotten
The novelist and poet Carmen Boullosa talks about her obsession with lost stories and found textual objects, and how rereading gives books new faces.
July 9, 2015
Rudy Giuliani Stands to Make a Lot of Money Off El Salvador’s Crime
His twisted plan for combatting crime in Central America will lead to increased police repression and increased private investment payouts.
March 23, 2015
The US’s ‘War on Drugs’ Has Spiraled Dangerously Out of Control
It didn’t work in Afghanistan, so let’s do it in Mexico.
February 27, 2015
Why Is the US Still Spending Billions to Fund Mexico’s Corrupt Drug War?
Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime.
January 29, 2015
Mexico’s Recurring Nightmare
As demonstrators protest the government’s involvement in the disappearance of forty-three students in September, a case with many of the same grim hallmarks is getting renewed attention.
July 15, 2014
How the Mexican Drug Trade Thrives on Free Trade
While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.