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‘A Necessary Evil’: the Capture of ‘La Tuta’ in Light of the Mexican Context

03-04-2015 door Mylène Sijnja

the Capture of ‘La Tuta’ in Light of the Mexican Context

Many news sources have framed the recent capture of Servando ‘La Tuta’ Gomez, Mexico’s most wanted drug lord, as a positive development and a boost for the war on drugs. Gomez is the leader of the Knights Templar, a drug cartel that controls almost the entire Mexican Michoacán state. His capture is portrayed as the first major victory for president Peña Nieto’s anti-organized crime policy since the abduction and possible murder of 43 trainees last year clearly illustrated the administration’s failures to re-establish public security. The question, however, is to... » meer lezen

“I Might Die Because of This”: Structural Impunity and the Death of Alberto Nisman

04-03-2015 door Mylène Sijnja

On January 14th 2015, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman announced he was about to reveal a report containing details on the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires. In said report, Nisman accused President Kirchner and her former Minister of Foreign Affairs of covering up Iranian involvement in the attack. Four days later, Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. There is currently much debate going on about the prosecutor’s mysterious death.  Because of the allegations he made towards President... » meer lezen

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