“In Mexico it is dangerous to speak the truth. It is even dangerous to know the truth.
Fernando Díaz Santana, radio host quoted in The Atlantic: The Fall of Mexico, December 2009.
The San Francisco Chronicle covers a gunbattle in Cuernavaca.
Two hundred sailors raided an upscale apartment complex and killed a reputed Mexican drug cartel chief in a two-hour gunbattle, one of the biggest victories yet in President Felipe Calderon's drug war.
Two hundred soldiers of the Mexican Navy battled for two hours to kill four men. This leads one gentle commenter to suggest they might have been using rifles from the
The last line of this story, lest you get a little optimism going, is this sobering tidbit:
On Wednesday, the severed heads of six state police investigators were found on a public plaza in the northern Mexican state of Durango.
None of that violence touches us, right? :coughcough: Oh, BTW, there's loco local news from Espanola.
The scariest bit in The Atlantic:
In seeking, much less speaking, the truth about what the army is up to, one often runs into the paradox of the Mexican reality: something dreadful happens and is then treated as if it hadn’t happened. Facts, like people, simply disappear.