Mexico

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200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: The Future of Bilateral Security Cooperation

Speakers: Jorge Chabat, Alfredo Corchado, and Frances Fragos Townsend
Presider: Garrick Utley

In this transcript of the second session of the symposium on U.S.-Mexico relations, experts discuss the difficulty of "chasing ghosts" perpetrating the drug-related violence in Mexico, the spillover into border regions of the United States and governmental initiatives to address the conflict.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The New Cocaine Cowboys

Author: Robert Bonner

Mexico is currently suffering from the same sort of drug-related violence that plagued Colombia during the 1980s. Mexico and the United States can learn a great deal from Colombia's example, including that they must build law enforcement capacity and not rely solely on military force.

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U.S. Security Assistance to Mexico: A View from The Hill

Speaker: Kay Granger
Presider: Andrew D. Selee

As Mexico continues to struggle with the effects of illegal activity within and along its border region, evidenced by dramatic growth in drug-related violence, join U.S. Representative Kay Granger for a congressional perspective on the status of U.S. security assistance to Mexico and policy options moving forward.

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Must Read

WSJ: Presumption of Guilt

In Mexico's dysfunctional legal system, an arrest most often leads to a conviction. Exposing both that corruption and a glimpse of hope, David  Luhnow follows the story of one street vendor--wrongly convicted of murder--who won his freedom thanks to an unconventional approach by two determined lawyers.

 

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