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Violence and Anarchy on the Border

January 31, 2010

Dr. Oscar Martinez

The war on drugs and the criminalization of drug use has resulted in an explosion of drug related violence and anarchy in Mexico, particularly in the border towns with the US.  Dr. Martinez, an author and academic studying the border towns, discusses the history and recent evolution to unprecedented level of violence in his home town of Cuidad Juarez.

© Dr. Oscar Martinez

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  • An Open Letter from Judges and Attorneys as found in Judge James P. Gray's book Why our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It. - read by Oscar Martinez
  • What We Can Do About It by Judge Nancy Gertner - read by Margot Garcia
  • If I Die in Juarez by Stella Pope Duarte - read by Donna deHaan

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