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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, December 23

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Published on Dec 23, 2013

Visit http://www.democracynow.org to watch the entire independent, global news hour. This is a summary of news headlines from the United States and around the world as reported by Democracy Now! on Monday, December 23, 2013. Visit our website to read the complete transcript, search the vast news archive, or to make a donation to support our non-profit news program.

Guatemala Drug War: 200 U.S. Marines Join Anti-Drug Effort

To me it seems totally insane to continue sending United States forces to other countries to fight in the so-called Drug War.  A “war” that has gone on for 40 years with no end in sight.  Actually we have more drugs, easily available than we did when this so-called war started.  Why can’t our government see that this is a educational and medical problem rather than a military one. . . EDITOR

from Huffington Post


GUATEMALA CITY — A team of 200 U.S. Marines began patrolling Guatemala’s western coast this week in an unprecedented operation to beat drug traffickers in the Central America region, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday.

The Marines are deployed as part of Operation Martillo, a broader effort started last Jan. 15 to stop drug trafficking along the Central American coast. Focused exclusively on drug dealers in airplanes or boats, the U.S.-led operation involves troops or law enforcement agents from Belize, Britain, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama and Spain. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Guatemalan president says drug war has failed

Published on Apr 13, 2012 by 

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has told Al Jazeera that the US-led regional war against drug trafficking is being lost and requires a change in strategy. . . Text posted with video to youtube