MEXICO Aguililla. The effects of War on Drugs

Dec 02, 2020
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The simulation and the passivity of the AMLO governmen.
La simulacion y la pasividad del gobierno de AMLO.

By Manuel Ortiz / New America Media
Mexico, D.F. Nov. 2015. The War on Drugs created by former president Felipe Calderon in 2006 unleashed a wave of violence in Mexico unlike other in its history since the Mexican Revolution: over 150,000 dead, hundreds of thousands disappeared, and countless displaced persons. The effects of this war are not merely contained in statistics: they spill over into the fabric of society, especially in vulnerable villages as well as in the migrants and their families. A case in point is the migrant link between Aguililla, Michoacán, Mexico, and Redwood City, California.
Redwood City, a suburb of San Francisco that lies south of the Bay, is part of San Mateo County in California. Its population is 76,000, more than 30,000 of them believed to be Mexican migrants, most of whom come from Aguililla. That is why Redwood City is also known as "Little Micho
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