The New Spin Leaves More Doubts Than Optimism

Obama in Mexico

President Obama touched down in Mexico and then flew to Costa Rica in a short trip with ambitious goals. The president sought to re-set the image of U.S. involvement in the region by downplaying the increasingly controversial drug war that is currently the focus of U.S. aid and engagement, instead highlighting trade and integration.

What he left unstated is how the two seemingly competing themes are intrinsically linked.

Read the rest of this excellent analysis of current US-Mexico relations and conditions in Mexico relevant to ending impunity for Brad Will’s murder here. Why don’t Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, or WOLA speak this plainly. I think we know.

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