By Tony Payan,Kathleen Staudt,Z. Anthony Kruszewski

More than 40 years have handed seeing that President Richard Nixon defined unlawful medicines as “public enemy number 1” and declared a “War on Drugs.” lately the United countries international fee on Drug coverage declared that “the worldwide conflict on medicinal drugs has failed with devastating outcomes for people and societies round the world.” Arguably, no different nation has suffered as a lot from the battle on medicines as Mexico. From 2006 to 2012 on my own, at the least sixty thousand humans have died. a few specialists have acknowledged that the particular quantity is multiple hundred thousand. as the conflict was once conceived and dependent by means of US policymakers and officers, many commentators think that the USA is deeply implicated within the bloodshed.

A conflict that Can’t Be Won is the 1st e-book to incorporate contributions from students on either side of the US–Mexico border. It offers a special breadth of viewpoint at the many dimensions of the societal hindrance that has effects on citizens of either nations—particularly those that stay and paintings within the borderlands. It additionally proposes useful steps towards fixing a trouble that exhibits no indicators of abating less than present guidelines. every one bankruptcy is predicated on well-documented info, together with formerly unavailable proof that was once got via freedom-of-information inquiries in Mexico. by means of bringing jointly perspectives from either side of the border, in addition to from a variety of educational disciplines, this quantity deals a much broader view of a fancy problem—and attainable solutions.

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