Will the disastrous drug policy that as left more than 35,000 Mexicans dead be replicated in Central America? The US and the coup regime in Honduras are working out the details of an anti-narcotics program similar to Mexico's Merida Initiative. Despite the continued failures of supply-side drug control missions, such as Plan Colombia and Merida, US military aid continues to flow into these projects. The addition of Plan Honduras would serve only to further destabilize a region still trying to establish post-civil war stability.
Joins us for a two-hour class, led by Allen Hines of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), on the drug war south of the border. Together we will explore the territorial expansion of drug trafficking organizations resulting from militarized drug policy and the impacts it will continue to create (and exacerbate) in Central America.