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05Sep2012
Is Mexico Becoming the New Iraq for American Government Agents?

CNN

Why would Mexican drug traffickers violate an old unspoken rule about avoiding confrontations with US agents because of the negative consequences they tend to bring?

05Sep2012
Romney and Obama Foolishly Ignore the War on Drugs

Cato Institute

One of the least discussed issues in the presidential campaign is the war on drugs. That's unfortunate, because that crusade has been an expensive catastrophe both domestically and internationally.

05Sep2012
Culiacan Rapper MC Enfermo Tells His Side of Mexico's Drug War

The World

MC Enfermo is a rapper from Sinaloa, the home state of one of Mexico's fiercest drug cartels But unlike other local musicians, MC Enfermo doesn't glorify the bad guys.

05Sep2012
Mexican Democracy: A Post Mortem

CounterPunch.org

One wonders if Enrique Pena Nieto, like Calderon in 2006, will have to be sworn in at midnight behind closed doors to prevent the angry hordes from crashing the party.

04Sep2012
8 Countries Where Atheism Is Accepted, Even Celebrated, Instead of Demonized

AlterNet

In many places around the world, this is an unprecedented era for non-believers of freedom and social acceptance. In the spirit of celebrating the amount of progress secularism has made around the world, here's a list of eight of the best countries in which to be a non-believer.

04Sep2012
Five of the Drug War's Less Obvious Casualties

Huffington Post

There's little chance we'll hear even a whisper about the drug war during the parties' nominating conventions in Tampa and Charlotte. This, despite the calamitous, irrefutable harms caused by U.S. drug policy.

04Sep2012
Press Rights Reporters Without Borders Criticizes Censorship in Mexico

EFE

Reporters Without Borders said the refusal of a magazine wholesaler owned by Televisa to distribute the August issue of Zocalo magazine, which carried an article critical of the media giant, amounted to censorship.

04Sep2012
Mexican President Calderon to Leave Behind Unpopular Drug-War Legacy

Al Jazeera

Calderon's decision to use federal forces to combat drug gangs open to question as his six-year term comes to an end.

03Sep2012
Activists Connect Drug Wars in US and Mexico

Chicago Tribune

Murders and shootings are up in Chicago. They are up in Mexico. Gun laws and the war on drugs are pivotal in these deaths, said a group of Mexican activists who are traveling 6,000 miles across the U.S. to heighten awareness of the problem.

03Sep2012
Severe Droughts Drive Food Prices Higher, Threatening the Poor

World Bank

Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe.


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