The Drug War in Mexico
NPR is starting a multi-part series on the drug war in Mexico. Here’s the first part: As Drug War Turns Into Quagmire, Fear Rules Mexico.
And never forget, it is fundamentally about the money:
In Mexico, more than 4 million people live in what the government terms "extreme poverty." For the cartels, this huge pool of the poor serves as a recruiting ground for foot soldiers in a war that’s growing more deadly every month.