Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Just after midnight, Friday night, two students from the Tecnologico in Monterrey (TEC) were killed by Mexican Army gunfire. They were on campus, just returning to the library after having gone to eat. There was some type of mix up (or withholding of information) because the news said no students had been hurt. The mother of one of the young men couldn't find him and went into Monterrey to look for him. She found his body at the morgue.

There hasn't been much said about this. Everyone seems to focus on Juarez. But Monterrey is in crisis. The U.S. has acknowledged this and is sending a high powered delegation to meet with Calderon today. Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, and Janet Napolitano are going. Even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is going. This is serious business.

see Washington Post article:

U.S. and Mexican officials will meet to discuss drug trafficking, violence

all these people are going together to talk to Calderon:

"A Justice Department delegation -- including Gary G. Grindler, acting deputy attorney general; Michele M. Leonhart, acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- will accompany Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair; John O. Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism; and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "

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