Is Now the Time for Countries to Legalize Street Drugs?
In the last edition of the Latin American Advisor, Sanho Tree lent his opinion to the ongoing hemispheric debate over drug legalization.
[VIDEO] Peru’s Cocaine War: Traffickers vs. Farmers
The government of Peru is getting tough on traffickers and encouraging farmers to plant alternative crops, but will it work?
A secret operation to run guns across the border to Mexican drug cartels — overseen by U.S. government agents — threatens to become a major scandal for the Obama administration.
Central America: ‘Deadliest Non-War Zone’
The Department of Defense has announced that Mexico will receive $51 million for fiscal year 2011. According to military officials the drug war has grown to rival the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We ask if throwing more money at the situation, or even more American troops, work? Institute for Policy Studies’ Sanho Tree explains.
Presidential Meeting Puts US-Mexico Relations Back on Track – In the Wrong Direction
The presidential summit made a show of putting the bi-national relationship back on track – in precisely the wrong direction.
The Murdered Women of Juarez
The murder of women and the escalating war on drugs reveal a Mexican system with blood on its hands.
Obits for “Fabled Hero” of Vietnam War, Vang Pao, Omit CIA Drug Connection
Vang Pao’s passing reminds us how U.S. enables drug dealing as means to foreign-policy ends.
WikiLeaks XXII: Once a Beacon of Freedom to Africa, Ghana Now Corrupted by Drug Trafficking
Drug enforcement in Ghana targets only the small dealers.
Mexico: Pact with the Devil?
Will the next Mexican leader make a pact with drug traffickers?
The New U.S.-Mexico War
Sanho Tree discusses the significance of U.S. officials in Mexico, and whether the new plan is an adequate one.
Is The War On Drugs Coming to An End?
Tipping points are easy to identify in retrospect, but much more difficult to predict in advance. What prospects does an Obama administration pose for the disastrous war on drugs? Using a multimedia presentation, IPS Fellow Sanho Tree will examine the confluence of factors that could spark a change in the political consensus supporting the drug war as well as the obstacles to change. Sanho returned from Colombia in March, 2009.
Space is limited so please pre-register!
A Violent Mexican ‘Independence’ Day
For most Mexicans, celebrating the country’s independence has become a sad contradiction with reality.