Guest Host: Steve Roberts

The Mexican government has deployed close to thirty thousand troops to fight increasingly violent drug cartels. The nation’s top drug enforcement officer was assassinated earlier this month, and many say the killing signals a new and more dangerous phase in that country’ battle against drug traffickers. An update on Mexico’s drug wars.


  • Armand Peschard-Sverdrup Senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Joy Olson Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
  • Malcolm Beith Mexico editor, The News
  • Roberta Jacobson Deputy Assistant Secretary Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State


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