Under the remit of the War on Drugs, millions of U.S. citizens have faced arrest and jail time for minor, nonviolent charges. All the while, it has been revealed, the U.S. government has been enabling billions of dollars worth of drugs to flood into the country from Mexico because of shady deals with the notorious Sinaloa cartel… Read More Were 2 of the World’s Biggest Narco Barons CIA Informants?
While it is finally widely recognized that so-called free trade agreements have harmed millions of U.S. workers, thought leaders from both sides of the political spectrum continue to assume NAFTA has been good for Mexico. This assumption is forcefully contradicted by the facts.… Read More NAFTA Has Harmed Mexico a Lot More than Any Wall Could Do
That we are moving into an era where strong-man authoritarian thugs not only implement such programs but are increasingly lauded for it should, if not surprise, at the very least concern everyone… Read More Maybe Government Death Squads Are A Bad Idea
The few mainstream news reports that have covered the situation blame rising gas prices but fail to examine several other factors that are pushing Mexico to the brink of revolution.… Read More Protests in Mexico Push Country to Brink of Revolution and Nobody’s Talking About It
The Risk of Contagion of a full-blown Mexican crisis is far greater today than it was during the Tequila Crisis 22 years ago.… Read More The Hideous Constellation of Threats and Challenges Facing Mexico
Twelve years ago, a campaign of character assassination by the major U.S. newspapers drove an honest journalist to suicide. Now those papers claim to be paragons of truth-telling.… Read More Big Media’s Contra-Cocaine Cover-up