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Mexican newspaper to drug cartels: What do you want from us?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    As bad as we've got it on this side of the border, our counterparts in Mexico have it worse.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2010/09/20/mexico-in-juarez-loc.html
     
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    My brother lives in El Paso, across the river from Ciudad Juarez. He cannot wait to leave.
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

  4. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    It's horrible. I can't even describe the fear of working and living in a border town.
     
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    You are, at present, the de facto authorities in our city...

    Wow.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That's one way to tell your government that you don't believe in them.
     
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/world/americas/21mexico.html
     
  8. El Guapo

    El Guapo New Member

    El Paso is regularly ranked as one of the safest cities of its size in the country -- amazing given its proximity to the drug violence of the last decade.

    There are isolated incidents such as the unfortunate shooting Monday in Fort Bliss, but by and large you're out of harm's way. You'll find that's true of most border towns.

    As for Diario, my thoughts and prayers go out to its staff.
     
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/35723646#35723646

    Publishers son kidnapped, tortured, released now family flees country.

    You know, maybe America should just legalize pot for the good of the Continent?
     
  10. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Although I have no problem legalizing pot, how would that stop the cocaine and heroin trade where these cartels really make their money?
     
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Just make Mexico the 51st state, then. Keep our military busy but just a little closer to home.
     
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    At least you're being realistic.
     
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