Rethinking the Drug War in Central America and Mexico: analysis and recommendations for U.S. legislators

The Mesoamerican Working Group (MAWG)

U.S. security policy in Mexico and Central America, focused on militarized counter-narcotics efforts known as the war on drugs, has had severely negative effects on the region. This report analyzes the effects in four areas – militarization, drug policy, violence against women and forced migration—and examines the impact of this security policy on three countries: Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Nov 2013