Webinar update on Mexico: ¿End Drug War and Redirect Funds to Regional Development? It was originally scheduled to air May 23rd, but has been rescheduled for Tuesday June 4th @ 5 PM Pacific time (7pm in Mexico; 8 Eastern).
We apologize for any inconvenience. (Please remember that we will record it, so even if you miss the broadcast you can always watch later.)
We are excited about this upcoming conversation that will look at Mexico’s just released regional development plan, that Mexican President López Obrador (AMLO) says will create jobs and opportunities for young people and other potential migrants to remain home -- in their own communities in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
We will discuss the related topic of the drug war and whether AMLO’s rejection of the of the “Merida Initiative (the U.S. funded counter narcotics program at the center of the U.S. backed “war on drugs”) represents a paradigm shift in a conflict that has spawned 120,000 murders and 40,000 more disappeared.
How will the US and the Trump Administration respond? Will they let Mexico take a new path on the drug war? Will the U.S. be willing to redirect drug war dollars to economic development?
We have a fabulous panel:
•Bill Hing, Professor of Immigration Law at USF and founder of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center;
•Zara Snapp, Co-founder of Instituto RIA - actively accompanying the marijuana regulatory process in Mexico’s Congress;
•Laura Carlsen, journalist, director of the America’s program, Merida and security policy expert;
•Armando Gudiño California Policy Manager at the Drug Policy Alliance’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses on Latino outreach strategies and legislation.
•Ted Lewis, Mexico program founder and co-director of Global Exchange will moderate.
Please join us for this fabulous panel. Tuesday June 4th @ 5 PM Pacific time (7pm in Mexico; 8 Eastern).