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If Only Wishing Made It So

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Over the weekend, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) paid a visit to the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, home of infamous drug lord and founder of the Sinaloa Cartel Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, currently in a U.S. high-security prison on 17 counts of homicide, drug trafficking, conspiracy, organized crime against health, money laundering, homicide and

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Navigating Mexico: The Perpetual Marijuana Fest outside the Senate

By JUAN DE JESÚS BREENE An interesting dichotomy has been going on in Mexico since the summer of 2020 at the intersection of Mexico City’s two most prominent avenues: Reforma and Insurgentes. The large white building on that corner is the Mexican Senate, both the symbol and space to deliberate and pass laws that take into account the common good

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Cartel Arrests and Product Seizures Lowered under AMLO

By KELIN DILLON As the administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues its policy of “hugs, not bullets” against Mexico’s widespread narco trafficking cartels, arrests and seizures by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) against the groups have gone down in tandem. Between 2020 and 2021, a total of nine anti-cartel practices have been reduced by Sedena,

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

By KELIN DILLON A qualified majority of Mexico’s Supreme Court (SCJN) on Monday, June 28, ruled that there can be no absolute prohibition of marijuana for recreational use within the country, after taking just one hour and a half to deliberate on the issue, essentially legalizing cannabis in Mexico. The ruling struck down Articles 235 and 247 of the General

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Mexico’s Ongoing Opium War: Genesis of the Poppy Problem

  By KELIN DILLON Mexico has cemented itself in recent history as the world’s largest provider of illegal heroin to the United States, contributing to the northern country’s opioid crisis and exacerbating the southern country’s issues with narcotrafficking. As conversation increases more and more about Mexico’s potential decriminalization of opium production, it’s important now more than ever to understand how

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Mexico Expected To Legalise Marijuana This Week

By KELIN DILLON Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies is set to debate proposed legislation to legalize marijuana in the country on Wednesday, March 10, following two special committees of the Congress’ lower house approving drafts of the bill on Monday evening, with expectation of the bill’s passage later in the week. The legislation, which is supported by Mexican President Andrés Manuel

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