Dec 22, 2011

Drug War: In the shadows of globalisation: drug violence in Mexico and Central America

An analytic look at the drug war in Mexico and Centeral America from faraway Norway, via a Guatemala news site.

Guatemala News: "Although Mexico and Central America are far away from Norway, we are involved both as consumers of illegal goods and as participants in a global economy that for many does not leave other options for economic well-being than a life of criminality and extreme violence.

We ... have a responsibility primarily to ensure that the drama that is taking place in Mexico and Central America is not understood merely as yet another manifestation of the violent inclinations of drug lords. The situation is a tragic manifestation of the interplay among local political dynamics, socioeconomic and cultural processes, and the dark side of a global economy that we are also a part of. " read more

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