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Mexican Drug Cartels

White House Talk on Mexican Gun Violence Is Cheap

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The former mayor of Santiago, Mexico Edelmiro Cavasos, is one of 28,000 Mexicans who have died over the past four years in drug-gang-fueled violence, which has some of its roots in the weak gun laws of the U.S.

Legalize Marijuana to Stop the Drug Cartels

Gary Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Johnson

What is it going to take to convince the federal government that current drug policies are not working? By denying reality and not regulating and taxing marijuana, we are fueling a war that we are clearly losing.

Mark Kirk: Drug Wars In Mexico Have Impact In Illinois

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The wars between Mexico's drug cartels are closer than you think, Senate candidate Mark Kirk says. "The West Coast [of Mexico] Sinaloa Cartel has b...

Obama Gun Policy: Fear and Fallacy

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

There is no question that we need to devote far more resources to enforcing federal gun laws. But it is a transparent fallacy to argue that deficiencies in enforcing current laws justify inaction to strengthen those laws.

Wells Fargo, BofA Admit Financing Mexico Drug Gangs

Bloomberg | Michael Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wachovia, it turns out, had made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admit...

Making Lemonade

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

On this day 29 years ago, a robust, warm, funny, clever man took a bullet intended for the President. Back then, this happened because we made it too easy in America for dangerous people to get dangerous guns. We still do.

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Sponsors House Hearing on Child Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

In order to undertake the darker side of immigration reform, such as child trafficking, lawmakers must create a sustainable budget and measurement system that collates factual data and statistics.

Teens Sold as Sex Slaves on Craigslist

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

It is unacceptable, in a civilized and progressive society, that a business using a website, or any other form of mass communication, can facilitate the selling, buying and exploitation of children for sex.

Selling Children in America

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

At long last a step in the right direction! With the heart wrenching crisis in Haiti reaching its apex and human atrocities being plastered across eve...

Obama and the Gun Lobby: A Policy of Appeasement?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Is it a stretch to envision President Obama as the Neville Chamberlain of the gun issue? Consider the record so far.

US Police Will Train Mexican Drug Officials In Cartel Fight

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. and Mexico are drawing up plans to dispatch up to 300 former U.S. law enforcement officials to Mexico later this year to train thousands of M...

Obama and Mexico: Managing Incipient Chaos

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Obama's measures will only manage the incipient chaos of Mexico's drug wars, not end it. Which has actually long been typical of America's policies with regard to Mexico.

Bad Assumptions Guide US Policy on Day of Obama Visit to Mexico

Ted Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ted Lewis

we need an approach that decriminalizes undocumented workers and prioritizes stabilizing Mexican communities as part of a broader program of economic recovery.

Sorry NRA -- Mexican Gun Traffickers Buy American

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Sugarmann

Why are "Mexican drug lords who make Forbes magazine's list of billionaires" shopping for guns in the U.S.A.? Because they know a bargain when they see one.

Arthur Delaney

State Department Gone Wild (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The good folks at the United States consulate in Merida have created a helpful, rock music-filled Spring Break video for the Cancun-bound. The messag...

Why We Can't Legalize Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

California's multibillion dollar sales of marijuana can't be taxed while the State drowns in red ink. Yet the Obama Administration won't contemplate the possibility of legalizing marijuana. Why not?

Our Enemy To The South

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Dimond

Mexico's problem has become our problem in a big way. The retiring CIA chief, Michael Hayden, says Mexico could rank right next to Iran and Iraq as the biggest challenge for President Obama.

Is Mexico the Next Crisis?

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

The day of Obama's election, Mexico's second-highest official in charge of other key drug interdiction officials died in a fiery jet crash. This may become the President-elect's first test and crisis.

Drug Cartel Hitmen Believed Responsible For The Deaths Of A Dozen Mexican Pop Musicians

Washington Post | Manuel Roig-Franzia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sergio Gómez roared into town in a big SUV, entourage in tow, pressed suits, fancy cowboy boots. Everything about him said superstar. He had an inte...