Militarization

February 24, 2016
Winifred Tate

After 15 years, the hollow triumphs of Plan Colombia have created a nation of victims where impunity still reigns supreme.

July 24, 2015
by Quintijn Kat

Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid. 

March 24, 2015
Rebecca Gordon

The Failed War on Drugs in Mexico (and the United States)

March 23, 2015
John Lindsay-Poland

Mexico has purchased at least $1.15 billion in military equipment from the United States over the past year. 

March 23, 2015
John Lindsay-Poland

Mexico has purchased at least $1.15 billion in military equipment from the United States over the past year. 

February 26, 2015
Coletta A. Youngers and Adam Schaffer
Washington has succeeded in creating an entrenched drug-war bureaucracy across Latin America. But the momentum in favor of reform is building in unexpected places.
July 3, 2014
Alexander Main

The Obama administration has expanded its financing of Mexican and Central American military forces—many of whom committed the mass killing and torture of political opponents and indigenous communities only two decades prior.

March 12, 2014
A scathing report on the U.S. Border Patrol's use of deadly force reveals warzone conditions—the result of more than 25 years of Mexico-U.S. border militarization.  
December 23, 2013
While southern Arizona continues to be ground zero for the most extreme measures of border militarization today, it is also home to powerful nodes of civil resistance. On December 8, local residents from Arivaca and the surrounding area held their first protest at a Border Patrol checkpoint—one out of about a dozen located throughout the region. I documented the event in the video posted below.
July 9, 2013
The pathway to citizenship outlined in the Senate's immigration reform bill would benefit a great number of people, but before those provisions can come into effect, certain border security triggers must first be met. NACLA’s Border Wars writer Todd Miller was interviewed on Berkley’s KPFA about the potential consequences of further border militarization. 

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