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Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

Mexico Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

The U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group convened in DC a couple of weeks ago, an annual meeting of senators and deputies from both sides of the border. Even as the politicians talked of mutual trust and cooperation, Mexico’s fight against drug traffickers is being increasingly questioned on both sides of the border.

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U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Four Years On

Mexico U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Four Years On

Last Friday, Hillary Clinton hosted the Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group in Washington. The meeting was the Group’s third, building on previous meetings in November 2008 and March 2010 in Mexico City to deepen the security partnership between the two countries.

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Trade-Based Money Laundering in Mexico

General Mexico Trade-Based Money Laundering in Mexico

At the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, containers arrive from China laden with toys and electronics. Some never make it into the hands of customers: they are dumped as worthless merchandise. Their value, instead, lies in a simple bill of sale that allows the buyers - drug trafficking organizations and organized crime syndicates - to launder billions of funds through seemingly legitimate trade.

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Calderón's Visit to Washington

General Mexico Calderón's Visit to Washington

I published a CFR expert brief on President Calderón's trip to Washington on March 2-3.

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Foreign Affairs Article in Spanish

Immigration Mexico Foreign Affairs Article in Spanish

For those of you who may prefer to read in Spanish, my Foreign Affairs article on Mexico has been translated and appears in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica.

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Is Argentina the next drug haven?

Argentina Is Argentina the next drug haven?

When the United States thinks about the drug war, most focus on Colombia and Mexico. Yet concerted efforts in these two countries are leading to problems elsewhere. Argentina may be...

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