Tuesday, September 23: Border Insecurity-THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS AND THEIR THREAT TO AMERICA
Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. reception
6:30 p.m. program
6:30 p.m. program
Cost: $25 with 10% discount for Museum MembersWatch
An expert panel will provide thought-provoking analysis of the current violence in Mexico, its presence and influence in the United States and its impact on law enforcement and U.S. borders on the evening of Tuesday, September 23, at the Museum. Their presentation, to be aired as part of C-SPAN-Book-TV regular programming. Cost of the evening is $25 with 10% discount for Museum Members. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m.
Blatchford is widely known for his work exposing the Mexican Mafia and Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. During 30 years as a broadcast journalist, he has received nine Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, nine Associated Press Awards among many other honors. He is the author of the best-selling The Black Hand, an unprecedented inside look at the Mexican Mafia.
Longmire, as a senior intelligence analyst for the California State Terrorism Threat Assessment Center from 2005-09, provided daily reports on Southwest border violence and significant events related to the drug war in Mexico. She is an award-winning columnist for the Homeland Security Today magazine and the author of Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars and Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren’t Making Us Safer.
For several decades, Timothy Pratt has worked throughout the Americas reporting and writing on such topics as public money, unemployment, poverty, immigration, the War on Drugs, healthcare, education and north-south relations. His stories have appeared in the Las Vegas Sun, New York Times magazine and newspaper, the Economist, the Times of London, TIME, Associated Press and Reuters, Colombia’s El Tiempo and El Espectador.