For the Global Thinker

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mexico's drug war: in the city of death

An interesting look inside Mexico's Drug War.

It was just another massacre in a country plagued by violence. But this time it was carried out by prison inmates – who'd been let out specially.


"A dead father and husband. A dead uncle and brother. Three wounded family members. A baby on the way. Funeral and medical bills. It adds up, says Carmen, 37, the eight-months pregnant head of the family and mother of Hector. "I just don't know what we'll do." Hector, who took two bullets, moves slowly and stiffly, a colostomy bag beneath his T-shirt.

Asked if he will play trumpet again Hector shakes his head. "Music, music is . . ." his voice trails off. His mother finishes the sentence. "Music is not really an option any more."

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