Shannon K. O'Neil

Latin America's Moment

O'Neil analyzes developments in Latin America and U.S. relations in the region.

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Mexico’s Drug War

by Shannon K. O'Neil
February 12, 2013


In the past three decade Mexico has undergone widespread political and economic transformations, becoming an electoral democracy and cultivating a growing middle class. Despite this real progress, Mexico faces an acute security crisis that has taken tens of thousands of lives and affected many more. In this recently released CFR video, Alejandro Hope, Stewart Patrick, Laura Vargas, and I take a look at the current situation in Mexico and the prospects for a less violent future.

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  • Posted by Sam Logan

    Bravo. Thank you for the candor, information, and a well produced video.

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