Thursday, June 5, 2008

Illegal Drugs are Killing Mexicans

On May 25, 2008, the Dallas Morning News ran an article, "Border Violence," by Alfredo Corchado, describing how 14 people were massacred in Juarez.

The New York Times, on Saturday May 31, 2008, ran an article, "Drug Massacre Leaves a Mexican Town Terrorized" by James C. McKinley, Jr.

The Sunday New York Times, June 1, 2008, ran an article in the Week in Review section, "What the Mexicans Might Learn From the Italians," by Ralph Blumenthal, describing how the FBI and the Italians worked together to break a large drug ring. The author, Blumenthal, described the successful cooperation and expressed hope the US and Mexico could be more successful working together.

Mexican citizens are dying from drug violence, but what we hear discussed most in the DFW metroplex by Hispanics quoted in the local news are shallow, self-serving carping about alleged racism. The racism card is a phony issue. People are dying in Mexico, that is a real issue.

Hispanics need to avoid being manipulated by shallow politicians and focus on real issues.