Professor of history at Bowdoin College, Allen Wells, discussed the problems facing the country of Mexico. Namely, how political gridlock and drug violence have fostered a state of political paralysis. The drug war has consumed the country over the last few years at a cost of 40,000 murders in Mexico.
Allen Wells is a professor at Bowdoin College, this talk titled "So Far From God, So Close to the United States: Mexico's Most Pressing Challenges" was produced by the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. Professor Wells' scholarship has focused on modern Mexican history, especially Yucatán, and he offers a range of courses in colonial and modern Latin American history. Originally from New York, he received his M.A (1974) and Ph.D. (1979) in history at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his B.A. (1973) in history and Latin American studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton. (Source: Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations)
This talk was recorded September 7, 2011 at Point Lookout in Northport.