For the past six months or so, I’ve noticed a smattering stories that paint a very grim picture of goings on in Mexico. This morning’s news is that Mexico’s national police chief was assassinated in his home yesterday.
Last year the Washington Post reported on murders of Mexican musicians by drug cartels.
For more background, read about Los Zetas, a group of former special forces soldiers who hired themselves out to a Mexican drug cartel.
These ultraviolent drug cartels are all competing for shares of the US drug market. As violent as America’s drug trade is, it doesn’t hold a candle to places like Mexico and Colombia.