Jesse Franzblau is a policy analyst and freedom of information advocate. His work has appeared in The Nation, Al Jazeera, NACLA, Animal Político, Foreign Policy In Focus, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Michigan Journal of Public Affairs and freedominfo.org, among other publications. He tweets at @JFranzblau.
The Murder of Mexican Journalists Points to U.S. Role in Fueling Drug War Violence
The U.S. has spent billions on aid and equipment for Mexico’s military and police, but the killing of journalist Javier Valdez shows how impunity still reigns.
Mexican Authorities Implicated in Violence, But U.S. Security Aid Still Flows
Documents show that the U.S. is well aware that its support is going to Mexican authorities connected to abuses, but only very rarely has anything been done in response.