Mexico, Drugs and Crime


Mexico, Drugs and Crime



David T. Johnson, Former Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

For the last decade, Mexico, and especially its border regions, has suffered skyrocketing murder rates and a breakdown in public safety driven by a surge in drug-fueled organized crime. The “Merida Initiative,” first crafted in 2008, was an attempt by the United States to help its neighbor, but the violence today continues unabated. Johnson, the senior U.S. government official responsible for this “initiative” from its inception until January 2011, will address how it was crafted, what it has delivered, and the prospects for bringing down Mexico’s high rates of murder and violence.

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Drugs, Crime, Mexico

Mexico, Drugs and Crime