The Merida Initiative: The United States takes the War on Drugs to Mexico

Friday, July 11, 2008

This year the drug trade's been in full bloom in Mexico. While US-Mexican relations have been a strained by illegal immigration issues, the two countries are renewing joint efforts to fight the seemingly escalating cases of drug trafficking. On June 30th, President Bush signed the Merida Initiative, which appropriates $465 million to help fight drugs in Mexico and Central America. We welcome David Johnson who's leading that fight.
Guest: David Johnson, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.


Jesse Baker

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