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Shows featuring Laura Carlsen

  • Are Mexico’s Missing Students the Victims of U.S.-Backed Drug War? 1015_seg03-missingstudents
    Amidst outrage in Mexico over the disappearance of 43 students, we look at the U.S. role in the country’s violence. According to the Center for International Policy, the United States has spent approximately $3 billion to fund the so-called war on drugs in Mexico. Since the war on drugs began under President Felipe...
    November 13, 2014 | Story
  • Mexican Peace Caravan Arrives in U.S. to Call for End to Deadly Drug War Policy Mexico_caravan_button
    A caravan of Mexican anti-violence protesters arrived in the United States over the weekend calling for a massive shift in U.S. drug policy. Mexican poet Javier Sicilia led the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity following the brutal murder of his 24-year-old son by drug traffickers earlier this year. The...
    June 15, 2011 | Story
  • With 28,000 Killed Since 2006, Movement for Drug Legalization in Mexico Takes Hold Mexicodrugs
    The Mexican government’s policy against drug trafficking over the past few years has been to increasingly militarize the conflict with the only tangible result being a skyrocketing death toll. Now a growing movement in Mexico to legalize drugs, particularly marijuana, is taking shape. Four proposals that aim for varying...
    August 19, 2010 | Story
  • Obama Reverses Campaign Pledge to Renegotiate NAFTA 3amigos-web
    President Obama has wrapped up a two-day visit to Mexico for talks with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The three leaders met in Guadalajara to discuss issues including immigration reform, trade, Mexico’s drug war, the crisis in Honduras, and the swine flu outbreak. It was Obama’s first official summit under the North American Free Trade...
    August 11, 2009 | Story
  • Obama Signals Readiness to Further Militarize Drug War with Potential Deployment of National Guard to Mexico Border Mexicodrugviolenceweb
    President Obama is considering deploying National Guard troops along the border with Mexico in response to the escalating drug war. More than 7,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence in the last year. Much of the drug-related violence in Mexico has been fueled by the ability of drug cartels to purchase AK-47 assault rifles and other arms in the United States. We host a...
    March 13, 2009 | Story
  • President-Elect Obama and the Future of US Foreign Policy: A Roundtable Discussion Obamaforeignpolicywebnew
    Congratulations pour in from around the world for President-elect Barack Obama after his historic victory Tuesday night. But what are Obama’s foreign policy positions, and what are the concerns for those living in countries at the target end of US foreign policy? We host a roundtable discussion with filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger in Britain, Columbia University...
    November 06, 2008 | Story
  • Plan Mexico and the US-Funded Militarization of Mexico Planmexicoweb
    We broadcast a report from Mexico produced by Inside USA (Al Jazeera English) on the US role in Mexico’s growing drug war. And we speak about the Plan Mexico initiative with Avi Lewis, Laura Carlsen and John Gibler. [includes rush transcript]
    July 31, 2008 | Story