Thursday, August 19, 2010

Update on Mexico's Drug War

The mayor of Villa de Santiago was murdered this week.  I used to spend lots of time there in the late 1990s doing my research for my book Delirio, in fact I wrote a chapter on Santiago.  Its strange to think that so much has changed since I was living in Nuevo Leon.  Its really sad for me because I have very dear friends there who made totally possible for me to write my book, but now I can't go see them.  As the Abuelita gets older, I can't have any of those long conversations with her like I used to.  Monterrey taught me a lot.  I hope someday things get better and I can return.

See this clip from DemocracyNow on the Mexican Drug War:

A page from Delirio:  

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