Category Archives: Mexico

True price of Mexico’s maize

Since the beginning of the 20th century drug trafficking has been a part of the Mexican economy. Mexico has become the largest marijuana producer and the third opium supplier for the international market. US-led interventions in South American drug producing … Continue reading

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The nature of ‘militarization’ (1)

There is a unique strategic conundrum at the heart of the protection of wildlife and the interdiction of illegal wildlife trafficking (IWT): to survive wildlife needs the altruistic engagement of humans to combat the actions of other human beings for … Continue reading

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Conch wars

In 1996 the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve off the south eastern coast of Mexico was declared to protect coral reefs and marine biodiversity, while also enabling fishing cooperatives to maintain their livelihoods based upon the sustainable extraction of lobster, conch, … Continue reading

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Dyer warnings of climate change

One of the niches carved out by journalist-academic, Gwynne Dyer, is to crystal-ball gaze into the future security implications of climate change. Even if Dyer’s approach is considered a touch too populist for those firmly attuned to analytical rigour nevertheless … Continue reading

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HSBC’s eco audit

In the wake of the record 1.9 billion dollar fine imposed on HSBC for ‘laundering’ the profits of Mexican drug cartels the question arises of whether the bank would be liable in some part for the environmental damage caused both … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: the simmering city

One of the niches carved out by journalist-academic, Gwynne Dyer, is to crystal-ball gaze into the security implications of climate change. Even if Dyer’s approach is considered a touch too populist for those firmly attuned to analytical rigour nevertheless his … Continue reading

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