Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Massacre in Mexico fueled by Drug War

This past Saturday, a shooting happened in the city of Juarez, Mexico along the border with Texas. It was the most recent of killings in a series of turf wars waged by powerful drug cartels. The victims were largely high school and college students, with thirteen dead at the scene, some as young as age 15.

There was no apparent connection between any of the victims and the drug cartels. The children were gathered together to watch a boxing match. In the past year there have been up to 2500 killings related to drug violence.

Huffington Post

-Tom Zocolo
Kent State SSDP

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