“Me preocupa el silencio”/”Silence worries me”

Last week, I had the good fortune to see a presentation given by Ms. Josefina Vazquez Mota, who was the 2012 presidential candidate of the National Action Party in Mexico. Ms. Mota won her party’s primary election last February, winning grassroots support to beat Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Despite an overhaul…

Life in “Murder City”: Part II

Some numbers from “A Tale of Two Cities: Ciudad Juarez and El Paso”: Deaths in Juarez in 2010: 3,110 Deaths over one weekend in January 2012: 20 2600 homicides in 2009 1-3 percent of murders are investigated “80-96 percent of the killings in Mexico go unpunished.” Continuing from the previous post, I think it’s fair to…