Drugs and Politics in Mexico
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 106 , Segment 1
Episode: Drugs and Politics in Mexico, Antipsychotic Medications
- Jul 20, 2015 9:00 pm
- 16:37 mins
Claudio Holzner is a professor of political science and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah. Politics and drugs in Mexico are Top of Mind today. A little over a week ago, the world’s biggest drug lord - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman - escaped from a maximum security prison. He’s still at large and widely assumed to have been aided in his escape by corrupt guards and prison officials. It was his second prison break. And it’s an embarrassment for Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto who took office two and a half years ago with a promise to tackle drug trafficking and “change the narrative” on Mexico’s criminal violence.