WBEZ | Operation Fast and Furious http://www.wbez.org/tags/operation-fast-and-furious Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Mexican officials furious over U.S. operation that allows guns across the border http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-06/mexican-officials-furious-over-us-operation-allows-guns-across-border-84 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-06/2737905.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mexico has long complained that drug gangs are terrorizing cities with high-powered weapons smuggled from the United States. But Mexican lawmakers are now up in arms over the recent revelation that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) purposefully allows some of these weapons to be smuggled south of the border so it can track them as part of "Operation Fast and Furious." One senior Mexican lawmaker called the operation “a grave violation of international rights.”</p><p><a href="http://www.cipamericas.org/people" target="_blank">Laura Carlsen</a> is director of the <a href="http://www.cipamericas.org/" target="_blank">Americas Program</a> of the Center for International Policy and a columnist for <em><a href="http://www.fpif.org/" target="_blank">Foreign Policy in Focus</a></em>. She’s based in Mexico City and has been following the latest scandal in the Mexican Drug War.</p></p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-06/mexican-officials-furious-over-us-operation-allows-guns-across-border-84