Mexico en NAFTA Turns Twenty <p>President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in December 1993, eliminating all tariffs and trade restrictions among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.&nbsp; The treaty, though, has always been controversial in all three nations.&nbsp; Two decades later, we examine its impacts, and which predictions about it have come true.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39418 at NAFTA Turns Twenty El Velador, The Night Watchman <p>Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa is home to one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels and the heart of darkness in the nation’s drug war.&nbsp;<a href=""> <em>El Velador, The Night Watchman</em></a>, is a deceptively quiet documentary film about a country devolving into chaos and violence and&nbsp;makes its debut on&nbsp;PBS&nbsp;POV series Thursday September 27th. Filmmaker <a href="">Natalia Almada</a><strong> </strong>joins us from&nbsp;WCBE studios in Columbus, Ohio to talk about the film.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:31:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13633 at El Velador, The Night Watchman Violence Exposes Crisis In Latin American Prisons A series of fatal riots inside Mexican prisons last week and a deadly blaze at a penitentiary in Honduras are prompting calls for major penal reform in Central America.<p>Violence at three different penitentiaries in Mexico last week left 48 inmates dead, while the inferno in Honduras earlier this month killed 360 prisoners.<p>These deadly events underscore the problems of corruption, overcrowding, prison gangs and crumbling infrastructure that prisons face throughout the region.<p>The recent television images from Mexico and Honduras were strikingly similar, showing women clashing with polic Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:52:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 2177 at Violence Exposes Crisis In Latin American Prisons Prison Break Epitomizes Mexican Drug War Woes Officials in Mexico are offering a reward of nearly $1 million for the capture of 30 inmates who broke out of a prison in the northern state of Nuevo Leon on Sunday.<p>The governor says the inmates staged a riot, during which 44 people died, to create a diversion for their escape.<p>It was a jail break that epitomized the Mexican drug war: Rival gang members brutally killed each other, corrupt public officials looked the other way, and dangerous criminals went free.<p>Nuevo Leon Gov. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 2025 at Prison Break Epitomizes Mexican Drug War Woes