Items tagged with mexico and violence

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Mexico moves towards legalising cannabis [28.12.2018] Olga Sánchez Cordero, interior minister in Mexico’s new leftist nationalist government, has submitted a bill to Congress to end prohibition and start ...
Here's what's behind Mexico's radical move toward legalizing marijuana during its war on drugs [18.11.2018] Mexico may legalize marijuana, a radical shift for a country whose prohibition on narcotics has been at the heart of its long and violent war against ...
Drug law reform comes to Mexico [15.11.2018] Last month, Mexico’s Supreme Court handed down two decisions that effectively overturned Mexico’s longstanding ban on the personal use of marijuana. ...
Mexico may be next to legalise marijuana, says incoming FM [23.10.2018] Mexico "absolutely" could follow Canada's lead in legalising marijuana as a way to reduce violence generated by a war on drugs that "doesn't work," i ...
Mexico president-elect says will look at legalizing some drugs [08.10.2018] Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight pove ...
Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war [15.08.2018] Since the military took to the streets to fight the increasingly powerful and violent cartels producing and trafficking drugs north to consumers in t ...
Will Mexico legalize drugs? [18.07.2018] Mexico’s President-elect López Obrador has considered unconventional methods to address his nation’s ills. In a country riddled with corruption and c ...
Incoming Mexican president to seek negotiated peace in drug war [06.07.2018] Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s transition team unveiled a plan to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail tim ...
In bloody drug war, Mexico's new leader may try negotiating [02.07.2018] For the past 12 years, Mexico has fought violent drug gangs by deploying thousands of police, soldiers and intelligence officers to crack down on car ...
In Mexico, is legalized pot just a pipe dream? [05.02.2018] At a conference in late January, Mexico's top tourism official told reporters legalizing marijuana would help combat an epidemic of violence that has ...
In Mexico, the price of America’s hunger for heroin [30.05.2017] The opioid epidemic that has caused so much pain in the United States is also savaging Mexico, contributing to a breakdown of order in rural areas. H ...
The human-rights case for drug legalization [06.06.2016] The first shot in Mexico’s drug war was fired in December 2006, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent 6,500 security forces to reclaim Michoaca ...
UN backs prohibitionist drug policies despite call for more 'humane solution' [19.04.2016] The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) has approved an agreement that leaves in place the prohibitionist policies banning narcotics us ...
HSBC sued over drug cartel murders after laundering probe [08.02.2016] Families of U.S. citizens murdered by drug gangs in Mexico sued HSBC Holdings Plc, claiming the bank can be held responsible for the deaths because i ...
Mexico: Challenging drug prohibition from below [13.01.2015] The horrific forced disappearance of 43 students in Iguala reveals how organised crime and corruption thrive in conditions of institutional or democr ...
In Latin America, U.S. focus shifts from drug war to economy [04.05.2013] Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic development and less on the endless battles ag ...
Legalize marijuana and other ways U.S.-Mexico can win drug war [03.05.2013] There was a lot of drug-war hand-wringing in the U.S. leading up to President Obama’s visit to Mexico. That’s because Mexican President Peña Nieto is ...
'They stole our dreams': blogger reveals cost of reporting Mexico's drug wars [02.04.2013] For three years it has chronicled Mexico's drug war with graphic images and shocking stories that few others dare show, drawing millions of readers, ...
Mexico goes after the narcos [24.02.2013] Gang-outreach schemes, community centers, employment projects and construction programs aimed at transforming chaotic urban jungles. “There is a comp ...
Report: Mexico disappearances constitute 'crisis' [19.02.2013] Human Rights Watch called Mexico's anti-drug offensive "disastrous" in the report Mexico's Disappeared: The Enduring Cost of a Crisis Ignored, that c ...
Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime [12.02.2013] Mexico's new administration has offered the first details of its new strategy in the country's war on drugs, saying the government will spend $9.2bn ...
Mexico changes stance in drug war – but little difference seen from Calderón [17.12.2012] Mexico's new president has outlined a security strategy aimed at reducing drug war-related violence that, rhetorically at least, contrasts starkly wi ...
Turning over a new leaf [30.11.2012] Faced with this soiled wedge between state legislation and federal law within the United States, Mexico's President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his ...
Mexico's drug war bright spot hides dark underbelly [27.11.2012] For four years, Ciudad Juárez on the border with Texas was convulsed by daily slaughter, becoming the murder capital of the world and a shocking illu ...
"Impossible" to end drug trade, says Calderón [23.11.2012] Ending the consumption and the trafficking of illegal drugs is “impossible”, according to Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s outgoing president. In an intervi ...
Narco-states grope for new strategy [04.11.2012] Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala face the need to modify their approach to the fight against drug trafficking and are urging the world to do the same. ...
Legalising marijuana: The view from Mexico [02.11.2012] Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote on whether to legalise marijuana. Polls suggest that the initiatives have a decent chance of pass ...
Hit Mexico’s Cartels With Legalization [01.11.2012] We have to face up to the hard reasons why thousands of young men (and some women) with full mental faculties have become serial killers. These reaso ...
Mexico study: US legalization cuts cartel profits [30.10.2012] A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washi ...
Mérida: continued support for a failed strategy [21.05.2012] Some five years ago, after Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón declared a War on Drugs followed by a firm military crackdown on drug trafficking organ ...
Considering New Strategies for Confronting Organized Crime in Mexico [29.03.2012] Mexico has experienced an unprecedented rise in crime and violence over the past five years with over 47,000 people killed in crime related violence ...
Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed [20.09.2011] Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday turned up pressure on the United States to curb demand for illicit drugs, hinting that legalization of na ...
Tackling Violence in Mexico [10.09.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) translated the article La raíz de la violencia by Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez that was originally publis ...
Mexico's Narco-Epiphany: Is Calderón Suggesting the U.S. Legalize Drugs? [30.08.2011] The central statistic of Mexico's violent drug war – 40,000 gangland murders in the past five years – is repeated so often it almost fails to alarm u ...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi ...
The Drug War Is the Inevitable Result of Capitalism Gone Mad; Ciudad Juarez Is All of Our Futures [21.06.2011] War, as I came to report it, was something fought between people with causes, however crazy or honourable: like between the American and British occup ...
Todos Somos Juarez? [19.10.2010] On October 12, 2010, Mexican president Felipe Calderon traveled to Ciudad Juarez to attend a meeting evaluating the “Todos Somos Juarez” program whic ...
Mexico looks to legalisation as drug war murders hit 28,000 [04.08.2010] Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón, has joined calls for a debate on the legalisation of drugs as new figures show thousands of Mexicans every year ...

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