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Truthout on the Mexican Border Series: Revealing What is Behind the US War on Drugs

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:09 By Mark Karlin, Truthout | On the Border

Truthout on the Mexican Border

The true intent of United States Foreign Policy in regards to the war on drugs in Mexico and Latin America is hidden behind many pantallas (screens in Spanish). In ten installments, posted in the first half of 2012, the Truthout on the Mexican Border series exposed the unofficial intentions of the US war on drugs in Latin America and its deadly impact.

By connecting the dots in eleven successively posted articles, the war on drugs appears to be a screen behind which goals of US military and economic hegemony can more easily be achieved in Latin American nations.

Many Mexicans know that when it comes to corruption, drugs and crime in their nation, las pantallas usually prevent them from knowing the truth. The same is true of the US war on drugs, which has resulted in deaths and disappearances that are estimated to reach between 60,000 – 120,000 in the six year rule of Mexican President Felipe Calderón (ending on November 30, 2012).

Truthout regularly covers US foreign policy and its impact in Latin America. The Truthout on the Mexican Border series was written to create a comprehensive understanding of what is behind the diplomatic and political screens – weaving in such seemingly diverse topics as US immigration and gun policies to understand the dark underside of US hemispheric intentions in Mexico and Latin America.

The eleven installments of the Truthout special series should be read in order:

The Truthout on the Mexican Border series was authored by Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout.

The Border Wall: The Last STand at Making the US a White Gated Community

The Border Wall: The Last Stand at Making the US a White Gated Community
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

Murder Incorporated: Guns, the NRA and the Politics of Violence on the Mexican Border
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

The US War on Drug Cartels in Mexico Is a Deadly Failure
Report

Truthout on the Border

Latina Leaders of Texas Colonias Help Remake Shantytowns Into Empowered Communities
Report

Truthout on the Border

A Poet's Pain Launches a Peace Movement in Mexico
Report

Truthout on the Border

Who Is Killing the Journalists in Mexico?
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

The School of the Americas, the CIA and the US-Condoned Cancer of Torture Continue to Spread in Latin America, Including Mexico
Report

Truthout on the Border

How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

The 1% Connection: Mexico and the United States, Crony Capitalism and the Exploitation of Labor Through NAFTA
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

How the Militarized War on Drugs in Latin America Benefits Transnational Corporations and Undermines Democracy News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

Fear, Corporate Profiteering, and Government Expansion of the Security Surveillance State on the US Borderland
News Analysis

This article is a Truthout original.

Mark Karlin

Mark Karlin is the editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout.  He served as editor and publisher of BuzzFlash for 10 years before joining Truthout in 2010.  BuzzFlash has won four Project Censored Awards. Karlin writes a commentary five days a week for BuzzFlash, as well as articles for Truthout. He also interviews authors and filmmakers whose works are featured in Truthout's Progressive Picks of the Week.


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Truthout on the Mexican Border Series: Revealing What is Behind the US War on Drugs

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:09 By Mark Karlin, Truthout | On the Border

Truthout on the Mexican Border

The true intent of United States Foreign Policy in regards to the war on drugs in Mexico and Latin America is hidden behind many pantallas (screens in Spanish). In ten installments, posted in the first half of 2012, the Truthout on the Mexican Border series exposed the unofficial intentions of the US war on drugs in Latin America and its deadly impact.

By connecting the dots in eleven successively posted articles, the war on drugs appears to be a screen behind which goals of US military and economic hegemony can more easily be achieved in Latin American nations.

Many Mexicans know that when it comes to corruption, drugs and crime in their nation, las pantallas usually prevent them from knowing the truth. The same is true of the US war on drugs, which has resulted in deaths and disappearances that are estimated to reach between 60,000 – 120,000 in the six year rule of Mexican President Felipe Calderón (ending on November 30, 2012).

Truthout regularly covers US foreign policy and its impact in Latin America. The Truthout on the Mexican Border series was written to create a comprehensive understanding of what is behind the diplomatic and political screens – weaving in such seemingly diverse topics as US immigration and gun policies to understand the dark underside of US hemispheric intentions in Mexico and Latin America.

The eleven installments of the Truthout special series should be read in order:

The Truthout on the Mexican Border series was authored by Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout.

The Border Wall: The Last STand at Making the US a White Gated Community

The Border Wall: The Last Stand at Making the US a White Gated Community
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

Murder Incorporated: Guns, the NRA and the Politics of Violence on the Mexican Border
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

The US War on Drug Cartels in Mexico Is a Deadly Failure
Report

Truthout on the Border

Latina Leaders of Texas Colonias Help Remake Shantytowns Into Empowered Communities
Report

Truthout on the Border

A Poet's Pain Launches a Peace Movement in Mexico
Report

Truthout on the Border

Who Is Killing the Journalists in Mexico?
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

The School of the Americas, the CIA and the US-Condoned Cancer of Torture Continue to Spread in Latin America, Including Mexico
Report

Truthout on the Border

How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

The 1% Connection: Mexico and the United States, Crony Capitalism and the Exploitation of Labor Through NAFTA
News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

How the Militarized War on Drugs in Latin America Benefits Transnational Corporations and Undermines Democracy News Analysis

Truthout on the Border

Fear, Corporate Profiteering, and Government Expansion of the Security Surveillance State on the US Borderland
News Analysis

This article is a Truthout original.

Mark Karlin

Mark Karlin is the editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout.  He served as editor and publisher of BuzzFlash for 10 years before joining Truthout in 2010.  BuzzFlash has won four Project Censored Awards. Karlin writes a commentary five days a week for BuzzFlash, as well as articles for Truthout. He also interviews authors and filmmakers whose works are featured in Truthout's Progressive Picks of the Week.


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