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Irrelevance and clashes at the Summit of the Americas
Irrelevance and clashes at the Summit of the Americas

The IX Summit of the Americas was on the wrong path from the very beginning. For the first time since its creation in 1994, this meeting in which all the leaders of the Americas meet triennially, was held a year late.

RIFLELANDIA: On the Massacre in Uvalde, Texas
RIFLELANDIA: On the Massacre in Uvalde, Texas

No country identifies itself more closely with the rifle than the United States. A short tour of the Hollywood version of its history is proof enough:

Mexico got rid of the DEA’s most elite unit. Now it should get rid of the DEA.
Mexico got rid of the DEA’s most elite unit. Now it should get rid of the DEA.

The news that the Mexican government had shut down operations of the elite DEA team in the country – the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) – provoked an avalanche of articles in the press, most of them defending the DEA in order to criticize the president. Hardly any of them spoke about the disastrous history of the Unit, much less about the perverse history and actions of the DEA in Mexico –and in all of Latin America. The agency has left a bloody trail of failures, incompliance with regulations, complicities and corruption in its mission to export the war on drugs as an instrument of social control and U.S. hegemony.

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Laura Carlsen

Laura Carlsen

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Alex McAnarney

Alex McAnarney

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Viviana Zúñiga Rojas

Viviana Zúñiga Rojas

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Aude Blenet

Aude Blenet

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Ariela Ruiz Caro

Ariela Ruiz Caro

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Jessica Islas

Jessica Islas

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Carmen Rodríguez

Carmen Rodríguez

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