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Laura Carlsen, whose writings on the drug war in Mexico, the North American Union, political developments in Latin America, the "Archives of Terror" and Operation Condor, and other related subjects are well-known, will be making two presentations in Olympia in the first week of March.  --  The first, on "Latin America's Challenge to Neoliberalism," will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 4, at the Olympia Center in downtown Olympia.[1]  --  The second, on "Drug Wars, Democracy, and Dependency in Mexico," will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tues., Mar. 5, on the campus of The Evergreen State College.[2]  --  Both are free and open to the public....

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WHAT:  Latin America's Challenge to Neoliberalism
WHO:  Laura Carlsen
WHEN:  Monday, March 4, 2013 -- 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Olympia Center, Room 101, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501

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WHAT:  A Nation at Risk: Drug Wars, Democracy, and Dependency in Mexico
WHO:  Laura Carlsen
WHEN:  Tuesday, March 5, 2013 -- 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The Evergreen State College, Seminar II, Room E1105, Olympia, WA 98505

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Laura Carlsen is a political analyst and writer who has lived in Mexico City for twenty-five years and is the director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy.  She has written extensively on NAFTA, the drug war, immigration, and gender issues for Americas Updater, Counterpunch, La Jornada, and others.  She is a columnist for Huffington Post and Foreign Policy in Focus and a commentator with Al Jazeera, CCTV, NBC, Democracy Now, NPR, and Mexican television and radio stations.

Laura Carlsen is co-editor of *Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico* and has participated as an analyst and activist in the movement against militarization and the drug war on both sides of the border.

Both events are free and open to the public.
 
Sponsored by OMJP (Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace), Tesc MEChA, and the Tesc Political Economy and Social Movements Program.