The New York Times reported last weekend that the United States is in the process of expanding the 40 year old War on Drugs to West Africa, specifically, to Ghana and Nigeria. The report comes on the heels of news from Honduras that the DEA has been responsible for killing civilians while attempting to intercept cocaine shipments.… (Read the Rest)
The United States has been quietly expanding support for counter-narcotics in Central America as the bloodiest parts of the War on Drugs move south from Mexico. The US has set up three small military bases in Honduras. These ‘Forward Operating Bases’ are taken straight from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.… (Read the Rest)
A soldier guards marijuana being destroyed in Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AP
This article is the first in a planned series on the drug war and the accompanying militarization in Central America.
Central America is the new front for a US-led war that has been going on for decades. This war has been criticized as racist, classist, and authoritarian.… (Read the Rest)