The War on Drugs in Mexico: Is There an Alternative?

Our latest movie provides an insight to the war on drugs in Mexico

The HCLU’s video advocacy team travelled to Mexico in 2010 to film about the negative consequences of the war on drugs campaign launched by President Felipe Calderon in 2006. When we first entered the country, the number of people killed in the war was approaching 40,000. Today, the death toll is approximately 60,000. With the help of a like-minded local NGO, Espolea, we interviewed several politicians, professionals and activists, to find out why so many people had to die: Were they the necessary costs of an unescapable but winnable war, as many decision-makers claim, or the victims of a failed policy? Please watch and share our video to find out the answers!

Posted Peter Sarosi

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The HCLU won two prizes at the Hungarian Kreatív Web Video Contest

We won the prize for the best Web Video documentary at the Hungarian Kreatív Magazine's Annual contest, and we won the grand prize, a GoPro camera, for our humane approach to the issues we deal with.

The HCLU's movies shared a Special Award at the Hégető Honorka Prize ceremony

The aim of the Prize is to acknowledge television and online video works aimed at highlighting the problems of marginalised groups, and raising public and media awareness. It is a big honour for us to be awarded this prize in 2013.

Now I ask the questions, and they answer

The aim of the Make your voice heard! project of the HCLU is to facilitate advocacy skills of Roma communities. Therefore, the HCLU trains Romani activists in freedom of information and in participatory rights. This obtained knowledge will help them gain insight into local decision-making processes. By having access to data of public interest and exercising participatory rights, their situation will improve so they can reach the social level of the less underprivileged majority.