51 dead in Mexico, including 15 beheaded

Jan 10, 2011 Full story: NEWS.com.au 6

The beheadings, mutilations, drive-by shootings and summary executions were carried out in southeastern Guerrero and northern Chihuahua states, as well as in the Mexican capital, despite the government's five-year, 50,000-troop crackdown on organised crime.

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mark fm US

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jan 10, 2011
legalize the dope, make Mx a world trade center for the production and export of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Make millions off the profits all over the world, and upgrade the living standards of good Mexicans from coast to coast. Reverse the flow of illegal immigration, make Mexico the place to attract smart people from all over the world to make the new industry thrive,

Only thing that will need to be cleaned up then are corrupt goverment officials.......
Nora in Kansas

Decatur, IL

#2 Jan 10, 2011
@ Mark, the problem here is that a lot of the corrupt government officials have been removed from their office. Because they have been erradicated they are looking for easy ways to earn a lving...and because all they have ever known is corruption; they have become a bigger part of the problem. They are no longer awaiting orders to act upon but giving orders.
There is no reason Mexico should be considered a "third world" country. Their tourism is astonishing, exportations are off the charts but unfortunately the drug cartels do not see past their own personal gain; as they destroy their country.
Nora in Kansas

Decatur, IL

#3 Jan 10, 2011
The US has sent troops all over the world and in many cases uninvited to fix problems that were initiated by others. The US has been attacked at home by those very people that troops have been sent to "protect" and yet we continue to "help" these people. Mexico has no intent nor have they ever declared war\on the US; yet the Mexican/US border has become one of the most watched and heavily guarded borders.
In an article found in NPR, John Burnet (2010), visits and interviews people in Fort Hancock, Texas."One of the men that works for me had five people killed in front of his house over there [in Mexico] this past weekend," says Curtis Carr, who is a farmer and county commissioner. "And he's moving his family over here this week. It's serious over there. Whether or not it's gonna spill over here, I don't know." These people are running to the US, their neighbors for help, for safe asylum. And to show our gratitude we erect a fence to keep them (Mexicans) out of the US; and label them "illegal" immigrants.
Take a long hard look people; by locking our neighbors out are we not condemning them to a violent fate? Isn't that illegal as well? I believe in the US that would be from of contributing to the crime at hand. These are our next door neighbors; NO they don't produce more oil than the Middle East nor do they bail the US out of debt. But for as long as I have been Mexican-American, Mexico has always welcomed and embraced the "Gringo" into their Mexico even if it is just for disruptive weekend party. We need to help our neighbors in their time of need, they have had a "war" declared on them, and innocents die on a daily basis and in massive amounts with yearly levels increasing.
So, why is it that our government can send thousands of soldiers (my daughter amongst these) to lands thousands of miles away but, not to AID our neighbors? To add insult to injury our government instructs these same combat trained troops to keep the Mexicans from reaching our safe land. The troops should be on the other side of the fence defending the helpless not condemning them to become another organized crime statistic.
Juan S

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 1, 2011
Do not tell us any of this stuff again.
Ben

Amherstburg, Canada

#5 Apr 14, 2011
I couldn't agree with you more, Nora. The U.S complains so much about drugs flowing in from Mexico, people are dying on a daily basis from all this violence. The U.S. needs to step up and make a presence in Mexico and help their neighbours. This should be a world issue, Mexico is more dangerous then Iraq, alot more people dying in Mexico.
Nora in Kansas wrote:
The US has sent troops all over the world and in many cases uninvited to fix problems that were initiated by others. The US has been attacked at home by those very people that troops have been sent to "protect" and yet we continue to "help" these people. Mexico has no intent nor have they ever declared war\on the US; yet the Mexican/US border has become one of the most watched and heavily guarded borders.
In an article found in NPR, John Burnet (2010), visits and interviews people in Fort Hancock, Texas."One of the men that works for me had five people killed in front of his house over there [in Mexico] this past weekend," says Curtis Carr, who is a farmer and county commissioner. "And he's moving his family over here this week. It's serious over there. Whether or not it's gonna spill over here, I don't know." These people are running to the US, their neighbors for help, for safe asylum. And to show our gratitude we erect a fence to keep them (Mexicans) out of the US; and label them "illegal" immigrants.
Take a long hard look people; by locking our neighbors out are we not condemning them to a violent fate? Isn't that illegal as well? I believe in the US that would be from of contributing to the crime at hand. These are our next door neighbors; NO they don't produce more oil than the Middle East nor do they bail the US out of debt. But for as long as I have been Mexican-American, Mexico has always welcomed and embraced the "Gringo" into their Mexico even if it is just for disruptive weekend party. We need to help our neighbors in their time of need, they have had a "war" declared on them, and innocents die on a daily basis and in massive amounts with yearly levels increasing.
So, why is it that our government can send thousands of soldiers (my daughter amongst these) to lands thousands of miles away but, not to AID our neighbors? To add insult to injury our government instructs these same combat trained troops to keep the Mexicans from reaching our safe land. The troops should be on the other side of the fence defending the helpless not condemning them to become another organized crime statistic.
Joe

El Paso, TX

#6 Apr 14, 2011
Ben wrote:
I couldn't agree with you more, Nora. The U.S complains so much about drugs flowing in from Mexico, people are dying on a daily basis from all this violence. The U.S. needs to step up and make a presence in Mexico and help their neighbours. This should be a world issue, Mexico is more dangerous then Iraq, alot more people dying in Mexico.
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We'll let the Canadians go into Mexico and clean the place up.

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