Former DOJ and DEA Attorneys Renounce Feckless “War on Drugs” To Defend Accused Traffickers

February 28, 2013 in News

The Guardian | After working to take down cartels, former officials say America’s ‘war on drugs’ is misguided and the human cost too high.

US Training of Mexican Troops Has Escalated in Step With Mexico’s Murder Rate

February 19, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | US training of Mexican military forces spiked in fiscal years 2010 and 2011, coinciding with a sharp rise in drug-war homicides in Mexico, an analysis of records made public under the Foreign Assistance Act show…

The Global War on Drugs: U.S. Military Intensifies Operations in Latin America

February 7, 2013 in News

John Glaser Antiwar Blog February 7, 2013   The US continues to militarize much of Latin America, spending enormous amounts of cash in order to prop up obedient regimes, train [...]

Drug Laws To Be Discussed by U.S. and Latin American Officials In Davos

January 25, 2013 in News

Fox News | U.S. and Latin America officials met this week to assess the regional impact of drug legalization laws enacted in Washington and Colorado. Representatives from Mexico and Colombia and Costa Rica met with U.S. counterparts at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

FARC Rebels Engage in Peace Talks with Colombian Government as Both Sides Amass Weaponry

January 17, 2013 in News

Reuters | Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the door to a popular vote on any peace accord negotiated and signed with FARC rebels, but rejected a guerrilla demand to change the constitution if a deal is clinched.

DOJ Probe Reveals DEA Agent Hired Prostitute for Secret Service

January 11, 2013 in News

Huffington Post | A Drug Enforcement Administration agent arranged to hire a prostitute for a Secret Service agent in Colombia in advance of a presidential visit last year, according to a Justice Department report made public Thursday.

Colombia Adopts Mandatory Backdoor and Data Retention Mandates

December 19, 2012 in News

Electronic Frontier Foundation | It seems like only yesterday that the Colombian government misused United States’ aid to spy on political opponents and human rights activists.