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    Drug Cartels and Heroin Addiction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on combating drug trafficking and heroin abuse in the U.S. They also addressed U.S.-Mexico drug interdiction efforts, strategies to combat fentanyl abuse,…

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    Narconomics

    Tom Wainwright talked about his book Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel, in which he argues that drug lords learned how to run successful cartels by studying the way big corporations such as…

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    U.S. Southern Command Briefing with General John Kelly

    General John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, briefed reporters at the Pentagon and responded to their questions on a variety of defense topics, including military relations with…

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    Drug Control Policy

    Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other federal officials testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of ONDCP and the agency’s…

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    Seeing Drugs

    Dan Weimer talked about his book, Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976, about the implementation of the war on drugs during the Nixon and…

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    Q&A with Vanda Felbab-Brown

    Vanda Felbab-Brown, whose work focuses on international conflicts and nontraditional security threats, talked about U.S. counterinsurgency and state-building efforts in Afghanistan,…

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    Open Phones with Sam Quinones

    Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, talked about his book and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival…

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    U.S. Southern Command Briefing with General John Kelly

    General John Kelly briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of defense issues, including stemming the flow of illegal narcotics, Guantanamo prison conditions, and combating…

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    The Last Pirate

    Tony Dokoupil talked about his book, The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana, in which he discusses his father, Anthony “Big Tony” Dokoupil, who smuggled over 50…

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    History of Heroin

    The 1972 documentary The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness traces the history of opium and the development of heroin. The film describes how organized crime transports the drug to the…

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    U.S. Anti-Drug Trafficking Operations

    Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, U.S. Southern Commander John Kelly, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Luis Arreaga testified on U.S. anti-drug trafficking efforts. The hearing…

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    Q&A with Ibis Sanchez-Serrano

    Ibis Sanchez-Serrano talked about his book, The World’s Health Care Crisis., on the problems of pharmaceutical companies and their effect on the world. He explained how the rising cost of medicine causes…

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    Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

    Drug enforcement officials testified on the illegal drug trade in Afghanistan and the future of counternarcotics efforts as U.S. military forces continued to withdraw from the country.…

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    Panel Discussion on Border Politics

    Ricardo Ainslie, author of The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War and Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico; A Reporter’s Journey through a Country’s Descent…

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    Global Drug Trade

    Panelists talked about the global drug trade and highlighted the drug problem in the U.S. and Latin America, and offered policy solutions regarding drug trafficking and substance abuse.

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    U.S.-Mexico Relations

    Experts in U.S.-Mexico relations talked about the Mexican President Peña Nieto’s shifting strategy for security in his country, and ways the United States and Mexico can work together to…

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    U.S.- Mexico Drug Trafficking

    State Department officials and private sector experts testified on drug trafficking and crime in Mexico and Central America. They focused on the Merida Initiative, a drug and crime…

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    President Obama Speech to Mexican Students

    President Obama spoke to Mexican students about the state of relations between the U.S. and Mexico. Among the topics he addressed were immigration, cross-border drug and weapon trafficking,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the U.S.-Mexico “war on drugs.” The topic was one of the issues President Obama was to discuss with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto…

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    U.S. Elections and Latin America

    Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy opportunities regarding immigration, trade agreements, economic cooperation, and drug policy. They…

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