Ricardo Blazquez

Executive Director, University of Texas' Center for Inter-American and Border Studies

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Executive Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he is a Professor of Business

Ricardo Blazquez on KCRW

Five thousand people have been killed this year in Mexico's drug wars, twice the number of last year.

Is Mexico Losing Its War against Drugs?

Five thousand people have been killed this year in Mexico's drug wars, twice the number of last year.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The Mexican government has released some astonishing figures.

Mexico's Drug War: Mi Guerra Es Su Guerra

The Mexican government has released some astonishing figures.

from To the Point

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

from To the Point

President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

from Greater LA

Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

from To the Point

These are some interesting texts.

from Left, Right & Center

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and battered the Carolinas, but what dominated the news cycle?

from Left, Right & Center