Mexican drug cartels have outdone the State. Not only have these organizations become the greatest threat to the country's security and stability but they have also managed to steal its weapons, its intelligence, and its human capital.
Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.
The theme of duality is everywhere in Corchado's memoir. The reader can't help notice all the back and forth exchange of pronouns in the narrative. At times he uses "I" or "we" to refer to himself both as Mexican and American.
The U.S. Treasury Department's recent designation of "Chepe" Handal as a key Honduran drug kingpin represents a boon for efforts to dismantle narco-trafficking networks in Honduras dominated by Mexico's Sinaloa and Zetas cartels.
While it's often hard to blame Americans for overlooking the bloodshed below the border, we can't continue to ignore the 50,000 plus lives that our neighbor to the south has lost in just five years as a result of our destructive drug laws.