Charles Bowden on Mexico’s Dirty War Against Drugs

From Democracy Now – Last week Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy blocked the release of a State Department report affirming that Mexico has respected human rights in its fight against drug cartels. Leahy’s move holds up more than $100 million in US aid. The money has been delayed under a law linking 15 percent of US funding to Mexico under the Merida Initiative to Mexico’s record on human rights. DN speaks with Charles Bowden, a reporter who has been extensively covering the human consequences of Mexico’s drug war.