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Eliminating Cartel Leaders had ‘Little Effect’ on Mexico Violence: US

During testimony before the US Senate, a top military commander said that the targeting of drug cartel leaders did not have an apparent positive effect in Mexico,...
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Mexico Judicial Reforms Go Easy on Corrupt Judges

A new report from Contralinea details the regularity with which judges and magistrates in Mexico are sanctioned for their misdeeds, pointing to the scores of bad...
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US Cuts Anti-Drug, Military Aid to Latin America

The US State Department's proposed 2013 budget will reduce military and anti-drug aid to Latin America, including to the traditional largest recipients, Colombia...
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US Trains Mexico Officials to Carry Out Oral Trials

The US Justice Department will train thousands of Mexican public servants to carry out oral trials, as Mexico rushes to implement a series of sweeping judicial...
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Mexico Notes Shortcomings of Merida Initiative

Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs has said that the United States’ multi-million dollar foreign assistance package known as the Merida Inititative has not...
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Colombia is no Lesson For Mexico (Part II)

The threat faced by Colombia two decades ago was very different to that faced by Mexico today, and the two countries' governments, by and large, have had distinct...
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Guatemala and the Black Market for US Weapons

The trafficking of weapons over the U.S.-Mexico border is well-documented -- lesser known but also significant is the sale of U.S. weapons to Guatemalan government...
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Speculation on Homicide Rate Distracts from Real Issues in Mexico

The annual race to chart Mexico’s homicide rates has begun, but an examination of the claim that the drug-related killings have levelled off shows the inadequacy...
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US to Deliver 3rd Black Hawk Helicopter to Mexican Police

The U.S. announced that it would deliver a Black Hawk helicopter to Mexico’s Federal Police, honoring its commitments under the Merida Initiative, which aims to...
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Mexico Gives Muddled Response to Damning Human Rights Report

Human Rights Watch provided a thorough critique of Mexico’s anti-crime policies, describing a growing pattern of abuses by security officials against a backdrop of...
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HRW: Neither Rights nor Security

In this 213-page report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) documents over 200 cases of "killings, torture and disappearances" committed by Mexican security forces. The...
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NGOs: Plan Colombia ‘Cautionary Tale’ for Mexico

"A Cautionary Tale: Plan Colombia's Lessons for Mexico and Beyond," uses Colombia's lesson-learned and tries to apply them to the case of...