About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Violence in Mexico - Another Thursday in Paradise

Last Thursday in my tiny Texas town of 30,000 - hundreds of miles from the border and three hours from any major American City:

1) Man blows away his wife in front of the kids then shoots himself. Two deaths. Two orphans.

2) Three drive-by shootings in the same apartment complex within three hours.

3) Over a dozen arrests in a raid on an apartment complex just two blocks from a public school and 5 blocks from the university - an apparent entire narco-apartment complex.

Welcome to rural, red-state, heartland, US of A.

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