Mexican Drug Cartels

General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) talked about Mexico’s military and law enforcement war against Mexican drug cartels and U.S. efforts… read more

General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) talked about Mexico’s military and law enforcement war against Mexican drug cartels and U.S. efforts to counter that country’s drug trafficking. He also addressed uncertainty about Obama administration policies and the possible changes in U.S.-Mexico relations. General McCaffrey was then joined in discussion by Stephen Johnson and Andrew Steele. Ray Walser moderated.

In 2008 the number of casualties resulting from the fight climbed into the thousands and has shaken Mexican public confidence. The Merida Initiative, launched by the Bush administration, is providing $1.5 billion in counter-drug assistance to Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean. .

“The Fire Next Door: Mexico’s Drug Cartel Crisis and What the U.S. Should Do About It” was a program of the Heritage Foundation. close

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  • Johnson, Stephen Deputy Assistant Secretary (Former) Department of Defense->Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • McCaffrey, Barry R. Director (Former) Office of Natl. Drug Control Policy
  • Selee, Andrew Director Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars->Mexico Institute
  • Walser, Ray Senior Policy Analyst Heritage Foundation->Latin America
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Mexican Drug Cartels

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Program ID:
284038-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 14, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 20, 2009

Airing Details

  • Feb 14, 2009 | 1:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 2009 | 4:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 20, 2009 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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