Posts tagged: change

Drugs Won the War

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF (Op-Ed Columnist, published in the New York Times) June 13, 2009 This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s start of the war on drugs, and it now appears that drugs have won. “We’ve spent a trillion dollars prosecuting the war on drugs,” Norm Stamper, a former police chief […]

How Clean Is Mexico's Operation Clean-Up?

How Clean Is Mexico’s Operation Clean-Up? Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Ricardo Ravelo, Posted: Jan 13, 2009 When Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. President-elect Barack Obama met Jan. 12, one of the topics high on the agenda was Mexico´s drug war — and President Calderon’s Operation Clean-Up, the Mexican government’s declared campaign to cleanse federal […]