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CIR: Enforcing The Broken Border Sept. 18

on September 12, 2017 - 6:53am
Former NM Attorney General Gary King
CIR News:
Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at La Posada, 330 E. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe for an intimate conversation between two former Attorneys General, describing their work in enforcing the border against the Mexican drug cartels. 
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard
Terry Goddard (AZ) will talk about his work in, among other things, stopping the flow of laundered drug money into the U.S.; Gary King (NM) will discuss his work in training Mexican prosecutors to litigate the cartels.
While the news is dominated by federal responses to the U.S.-Mexico border–with heated discussion just now around a possible border wall–it is the border states who respond to and shape the many realities of the border every day. Sept. 18, Goddard will describe his work in exposing and stopping Western Union’s role in money laundering; and Gary King will describe his work with his colleagues across the border in prosecuting the cartels.
Goddard wrote a brilliant set of articles in 2012 called “How to Fix a Broken Border” — required reading for those wishing to understand the border. Here is the full text, and here is a short synthesis of the major takeaways. He also has spoken extensively on the topic, and here is a précis of his career in law enforcement.
King was New Mexico’s 30th Attorney General, serving from 2007 to 2015. An outstanding native NM son, he is a leading progressive thinker and was the Democratic candidate standing in the election of current NM Governor Martinez.
Cost for non-members is $12 in advance, $15 at the door; CIR members are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. There is no charge for qualified students and teachers.
For more information on registering for the lectures, go to the Council’s website at or telephone the office at 982.4931, ext. 102.