Violence falls along Mexico’s border region, rises further south

According to a new report: A new report by the Trans-Border Institute documents the major trends in Mexico’s drug war last year, which saw violence dropping in some of the most dangerous areas, and rising in places far from the US border. This trend should not be surprising. At the beginning of the year I … More Violence falls along Mexico’s border region, rises further south

North America is hit by its worst terrorist attack since 9/11

Mexico’s drug cartels are willing to burn down the country’s commercial capital in order to kill and terrorize anyone who gets in their way, it seems. I first heard about this earlier today when I went to my neighbor’s house for a barbecue…he had the TV on while an inferno — which was triggered by … More North America is hit by its worst terrorist attack since 9/11

Los Zetas execute kidnapped Guatemalan prosecutor

The ferocious Mexician drug cartel — Los Zetas — is exporting its terror across Central America.   COBAN, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) — The dismembered body of a Guatemalan prosecutor investigating the recent massacre of 27 people was found in the central region of the country, officials said Wednesday. Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, 36, assistant public prosecutor in … More Los Zetas execute kidnapped Guatemalan prosecutor

The final installment

This is the final installment of my series “America’s habit, Mexico’s war” that has been published in the Brentwood Press. My archive can be found here at the Press website When the sun sets over Mount Diablo each evening, Brentwood residents usually go to sleep knowing that they will wake up to another peaceful day. … More The final installment

Sicario kills two Americans at Tijuana border crossing

I hate having to start blogging after a month’s absence with a disturbing news report, but I thought this is important to post because I will be going to Tijuana in just a few days. I’m going to be looking at apartments so I can spend an extended period of time down there for my research. … More Sicario kills two Americans at Tijuana border crossing