Monday, May 21, 2007

Mexican Drug War

I'm afraid I don't know what exactly is going on south of the border right now. Apparently drug lords are more powerful than I imagined, and the Mexican government has called out a sizable number (I have heard 24,000) federal troops to squash resistance.

Mexican internal politics were never my strong suite, but Americans should be aware that this is happening. Violence has a tendency to spill over the border; even if it doesn't it will affect the Mexican economy, which will in turn affect our own as well as tourists in Cancun.

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