Thursday, February 17,
Center, Great Room, 7:00 p.m.
Ambassador David Johnson, Former Assistant
Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
For the last decade, Mexico, and especially its border regions, has suffered
skyrocketing murder rates and a breakdown in public safety driven by a surge in
drug-fueled organized crime. The "Merida Initiative," first
crafted in 2008, was an attempt by the United States to help its neighbor, but
the violence today continues unabated. Johnson, the senior U.S.
government official responsible for this “initiative” from its inception until
January 2011, will address how it was crafted, what it has delivered, and the
prospects for bringing down Mexico's high rates of murder and violence.
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