I deemed it a hyped up holiday, especially by Americans, endorsed by alcohol companies to boost up their sales. That was until I came to Puebla, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cinco de Mayo. I realized how wrong I was.
Generally speaking, the Mexican population perceives the US high demand for illicit drugs, and the illegal traffic of weapons, as the main reasons for the bloodshed and increasing brutality south of the border.
Tony feels the financial reform bill is a step in the wrong direction, while Arianna thinks it doesn't go far enough. And the panel agrees the full political and environmental effects of the gulf spill are yet to be felt.
Mexico's drug-related violence will not end with the death of drug kingpin Beltran Leyva. Until we recognize that the U.S.-led global war on drugs is the systemic cause of the carnage, violence will intensify.