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McCormick Talks With BBC Newshour About the US Trial of Mexico’s Former Drug Czar

January 25, 2023


Gladys McCormick

Gladys McCormick

The trial of Genaro García Luna, former secretary of public security for Mexico, opened on Monday. García Luna is the highest-ranking Mexican official ever to stand trial in a U.S. courtroom on drug trafficking charges. He is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes to protect the very traffickers he was supposed to be pursuing.

"Here we have yet one more opportunity to fully flesh out and understand what went wrong with the drug war in Mexico and why it could arguably be considered to be a colossal failure," says Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

Listen to the full story via BBC Newshour.

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