Category Archives: Mexico

May 6 2012

Leap of Faith: Perspectives on Drug Legalisation Following the Summit of the Americas

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By Jacob Parakilas After decades as a seemingly unchallengeable feature of the new global system, the prohibition of drugs is finally coming under sustained criticism from a broad-based coalition, which for the first time includes sitting heads of state. While … Continue reading

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Feb 9 2012

Between War and Crime? Analysing Drug Violence in Mexico

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By Jacob Parakilas. Near the end of the first season of HBO’s “The Wire,” a police detective is shot and seriously wounded while conducting an undercover sting operation on a powerful Baltimore drug gang. In response, the detective’s colleagues press … Continue reading

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Mar 13 2011

Towards shared responsibility? The United States, Latin America and the Drug Trade


By Jorrit Kamminga In 1998, the member states of the United Nations committed to the objective of achieving by 2008 “significant and measurable results in the field of demand reduction” and to make “real progress in eliminating or reducing significantly … Continue reading

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