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UTEP Professor Payan in Newsweek: “Are we still a single community”

Click here for the full article. An excerpt: Our politicians, and the bureaucrats who work for them, come and go along the border, making grandiose statements about how we are winning the war on drugs even as the situation deteriorates. The binational community is never asked about what we’re seeing and what we’re experiencing. We know we can defend ourselves—we can patrol the streets, we can take back our communities—but it’s hard to know exactly how to solve our problems when our leaders are misrepresenting their very nature.

UTEP Professor Tony Payan is a member of the organizing committee for the Global Public Policy Forum on the War on Drugs taking place next week.

Payan also had a piece in the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” feature. The question up for debate was, “What Will Mexico’s New Drug Law Do?” Part of his answer: The new policies in conservative Latin America reflect disillusionment with the United States war on drugs.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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  1. Old news…


    September 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm

  2. Great…now maybe we can do something positive with Ascarate Park.

    Peter G.

    September 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm

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