Viva Tierra Colorada!

The people of Tierra Colorada, in Mexico’s Guerrero state, have had enough. On March 28, 1,500 armed citizens took to the streets, set up roadblocks, and arrested local officials. Tierra Colorada sits on a major road which runs from the popular tourist city of Acapulco, less than 40 miles away, to Mexico City. Armed citizens … Continue reading “Viva Tierra Colorada!”

The Drug War in Mexico: Corruption Is Better Than Slaughter

Will Enrique Peña Nieto, the new president of Mexico from the corrupt and authoritarian Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), go easy on drug traffickers? Let’s hope so. During his campaign, Mr. Peña Nieto vowed to battle murder, extortion, kidnapping, and other violent crimes but said little about going after drug traffickers. During its unrivaled 70-year reign … Continue reading “The Drug War in Mexico: Corruption Is Better Than Slaughter”

The US Should Take Lessons From Mexico

In the United States, the image of Mexico is abysmal and largely wrong. The average American seems to believe that Mexico is a destitute, quasi-socialist nation with rampant drug violence that is sending waves of illegal immigrants to the United States. Although drug violence is a problem in Mexico — the country has had 34,000 … Continue reading “The US Should Take Lessons From Mexico”

The Government Again Shows
Why We Need Gun Control

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed on Dec. 14, 2010. The gunfight broke out near Rio Rico, Ariz., as Terry and his group patrolled the area for bandits, who often prey upon those crossing the border. Four assailants were arrested. The Los Angeles Times article described the scene: One of the alleged … Continue reading “The Government Again Shows
Why We Need Gun Control”

Fast and Furious

While the US military is being sent overseas in search of monsters to destroy, ignoring the good advice of the Founders, closer to home another war is brewing – right on the US-Mexican border. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry, killed on Dec. 21 near Rio Rico, Arizona, was murdered by drug cartel gunmen – … Continue reading “Fast and Furious”

South of the Border

Read the response by the Staff. The other day, the head of security for the Mexican state of Michoacán was ambushed in her car: she escaped with non-life threatening injuries, but four people were killed and ten wounded in a well-planned attack that featured the throwing of hand grenades. In Ciudad Juarez, seven Mexican … Continue reading “South of the Border”