November 10, 2011
A month ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seemingly managed to reassert its relevance by demonstrating the role it can play in the name of the endless U.S. War on Terror. Initial reports suggested an Iranian-American had approached a member of the Mexican Zeta cartel who was working...
November 08, 2011
“Whose war is it?” is a routine question here in Mexico, "and who else has a stake in this fight?" Does it make sense to talk about the U.S. role in Mexico’s War Against Organized Crime, or is it more accurate to refer to Mexico’s role in the U.S. War Against Drugs and Terrorism?
November 07, 2011
Alfonso Cano (Colombiareports.com)On November 4, the top leader of the insurgent Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Alfonso Cano, was killed in combat with elite units of the Colombian army, raising questions about the country’s on-going conflict. As I have written in...
November 07, 2011
A report released last week shows that damage to the wellbeing of children and families is an increasingly fundamental component of the U.S. immigration enforcement regime. In its investigative study called “Shattered Familes,” the Applied Research Center (ARC), the publisher of ColorLines.com,...
November 02, 2011
November 2 marks the Day of the Dead, the holiday observed by people in Mexico and the country’s ever-expanding diaspora to remember friends, family, and loved ones—or individuals with whom one identifies—who have passed way. It is on days such as this that many visit cemeteries in places like...
November 01, 2011
On these first two days of November, sometimes called the Day of All Saints and the Day of the Loyal Dead, many Mexicans bring offerings (ofrendas) to “our dead”—relatives, friends, and sympathetic public figures who have died within living memory. This year, small groups around the country...