Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Charles Bowden on Mexico

On June 30, 2011 Bowden sat down for a video interview while in San Francisco for a speaking engagement. In his responses he argues the extreme violence seen in Mexico is a sign of a deeper societal disintegration resulting from governmental corruption, failed economic policies, and the War on Drugs.

Truthout article - The Real War on Drugs: Veteran Border Journalist Charles Bowden Speaks


Steve Cotton said...

I part with Bowden on his opinions of NAFTA. But he has some insight on the misbegotten war on drugs.

sparks_mex said...

Well if it true that factory workers on the border make $60+/- a week (he knows more than I) then that is slave labor.

All he said is re-write the NAFTA rules to provide a living wage.

I don't think his comments on large scale multinational farming is off the mark either

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