Favela Block Parties

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/brazilian-drug-traffickers-try-controlling-the-slums-with-parties/?src=recg

NY GOP Opposes Gov. Cuomo Decriminalization

Plan still likely to pass, however. 

Link  —  Posted: June 7, 2012 in Further Reading, Viewing, and Listening

http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/roundtables/PDF/Roundtable-XIII-28.pdf

More violence in Nuevo Laredo

Link  —  Posted: May 14, 2012 in Further Reading, Viewing, and Listening

Security in Central America: Rice University Panel

Panel discussion on Central American security, trafficking, and gangs. Panelists include Dr. Thomas Ward, PhD, of University of Southern California. Dr. Ward is an anthropologist and expert on Salvadoran youth gangs and MS-13.

Make sure to read my review of Maras, which is found in the book review section.

Link  —  Posted: May 6, 2012 in Teaching the History of Narcotrafficking and Gangs

Guatemala

Guatemala

Image  —  Posted: May 6, 2012 in Maps

Democracy Now! Drug War Debate at Summit of the Americas

Is the genie out of the bottle? Latin American leaders pressure U.S. to change course on the drug war.

Link  —  Posted: May 6, 2012 in Further Reading, Viewing, and Listening