Thursday, April 1, 2010

Myths about Mexico's Drug War

As a foreigner living in Mexico, I am constantly asked about the violence associated with the drug war. While the drug war and narcoviolencia are real, I feel that the foreign media has lumped all of Mexico into the same category, instilling a fear in Americans that Mexico as a whole is an unsafe place to go. This is simply not true. A recent article in the Washington Post dispells some of the biggest myths about the drug war.

To read the article click here: Five Myth's About Mexico's Drug War

But the violence is not as widespread or as random as it may appear. Though civilians with no evident ties to the drug trade have been killed in the crossfire and occasionally targeted, drug-related deaths are concentrated among the traffickers.

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