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    Arrest of Notorious Zetas Leader Built on U.S.–Mexican Cooperation

      Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, leader of Los Zetas, was captured by Mexican law enforcement on July 15. Treviño was among the most feared outlaws in Mexico. Los Zetas, an offshoot of renegade soldiers who turned to lives of crime, has expanded into a major drug and crime syndicate. Treviño’s … More

    President Obama, the Drug War, and Mexico: Failure Is an Option

    In the past six years, more than 60,000 Mexicans have died violently in crime and drug-related deaths. In the U.S., there is a wider spectrum of issues related to the harm done by drug usage. They range from state-side violence among traffickers, gangbangers, and dealers to drug-influenced auto fatalities and … More

    Asia’s Persistent Drug Problem Could Hit Home

    Drug wars have plagued Asia for decades, and the drug problem continues to stem the tide of economic growth and development in the region. A recent study released by the United Nations noted that Afghanistan, the number one opium producer in the world, may soon be producing over 90 percent … More

    Hezbollah’s Deepening and Disturbing Roots in the Drug Trade

    In a lengthy piece on December 13, the New York Times reported on the role Western Hemisphere drug trafficking plays in financing the Shiite, pro-Iranian terrorist organization Hezbollah. The Times took a lengthy look at the Treasury Department’s investigation of the Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) and the organizational structure that … More

    In Mexico, Homeland Secretary Napolitano Glosses Over Drug War

    The “readout” from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s November 30 visit to Mexico City constitutes a soothing tidbit of information—bureaucratic Muzak: In the face of ever-evolving, multinational threats, the U.S. is committed to working with our international partners to enhance information-sharing and our mutual security. We look forward to … More