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    Mexican Cartels: A Hemispheric Danger

    U.S. authorities recently arrested the son of the Sinaloa drug cartel’s chief strategist on various charges, including conspiracy to import drugs. The discovery of this narcotics smuggling plot highlights the need to evolve U.S. approaches to counternarcotic efforts, Mexican criminal justice system reforms, and financial targeting in the fight against … More

    Cooperation with Mexico: Key to Border Security and Stopping Transnational Crime

    According to recent reports, the U.S. is in talks with Mexico to strengthen security along Mexico’s southern border. The effort reportedly includes a three-level security system for Mexico’s border with Belize and Guatemala to stop human trafficking, drug running, and other gang-related activity. Stopping such activities is critical to not … More

    Youth Violence: Its Source and Solution

    Virtually in the shadows of the seat of our nation’s government and the crowds gathered for the National Cherry Blossom festival, the residents of the Benning Terrace public housing development are mourning a triple tragedy. Two of their young people have been murdered, 13 youths have been indicted—virtually sealing their … More

    Drugs, Gangs, and Public Schools in America: A Call to Action

    Would the discovery that, every day, nearly 6 million youths in America are immersed in abusive environments create a shock wave and a call to action? That is, in essence, the finding of a report recently released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University: … More

    Open to Attack: U.S. Land in Mexican Drug Smugglers' Hands

    Nothing is more vital to a nation’s sovereignty than its ability to protect and control its territories, and that’s why it’s so appalling that the federal government essentially has given control over U.S. land to Mexican drug and smuggling gangs. Under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, the federal … More

    Gangs Bring Violence Throughout Western Hemisphere

    While the days of the organized crime of The Sopranos are over, the policies that were used to fight them have been revived in the struggle against domestic and international organized crime. These strategies in combination with a new interagency coalition are seeking to not only combat gang crime, but … More