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¡Trayvon and Juan Francisco, Presente!

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 17th July, 2013 | 4 Comments

TrayvonIf Trayvon Martin were a young white boy with a bag of skittles and an iced tea he’d still be alive today. He would not have been seen as “suspicious” in a gated community, his clothing wouldn’t be a marker of being “up to no good” and his skin color wouldn’t signal “danger” and provide a culturally, and in Florida, a legal justification for fear.

Why Guns from the U.S. mean Murder in Mexico

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 2nd August, 2012 | 3 Comments

gunsWatch ‘U.S. Guns: The Awful, Shock Truth’ produced by the Washington Office of Latin America (WOLA) and Cuéntame. It illustrates how these guns are trafficked to Mexico, who profits from their sale, and what President Obama can do to stop this kind of trafficking.

Help Mexico by Ending ‘War on Drugs’ and Easy Weapons Supply

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 17th September, 2010 | No Comments

2012908739At its 200th year of independence, Mexico is in a pitched battle for law and order against powerful drug cartels. Guest columnist Ted Lewis argues the U.S. can help its neighbor by consideration of drug legalization to stem the demand and by clamping down on the easy supply of assault weapons.