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Rio 2016: the Irresistible Militarization of Sports

Rio de Janeiro is militarized for the Olympic Games, with more than 80,000 soldiers and police officers patrolling the streets. But in the games themselves, a much less visible process is taking place: a significant portion of participating athletes come from the military.

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Both Parties are Playing the Mexico Card

From immigration to the drug war, there’s a lot that needs fixing in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. But border walls, hate speech, and deportations won’t do it.

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Death Squad Revelations and the New Police in Honduras

On June 21, 2015 the London-based Guardian newspaper published an article describing the testimony of a soldier who says he deserted the army after his unit was given an order to kill activists whose names appeared on two lists. The second list contained the name of Lenca indigenous leader Berta Caceres, murdered last March.

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February 22, 2016

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in this article of the Daily Beast speaking about the wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, of El Chapo. Read here.

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January 31, 2016

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in this Daily Beast article as she discusses the drug war violence in Tierra Caliente, Mexico. Read here.

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January 25, 2016

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Laura Carlsen’s letter to the editor published in the New York Times about the drug war and U.S. funding. Read here.

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