The MexicoBlog of the CIP Americas Program monitors and analyzes international press on Mexico with a focus on the US-backed War on Drugs in Mexico and the struggle in Mexico to strengthen the rule of law, justice and protection of human rights. Relevant political developments in both countries are also covered.
Dec 12, 2011
Drug War: Violence tops results of Mexico's 5-yr drug war
A year-end overview of the drug war in Mexico: the destruction it has brought and what little it has accomplished. With a focus on the recent violence in Veracruz.
The Associated Press: "This is a snapshot of Mexico five years after President Felipe Calderon launched his all-out assault on organized crime: Mass killings as cartels fight each other for territory and civilians caught in the violence; police unable to prevent the mayhem or to investigate the aftermath." read more