29 December 2010

A little something to think about...

...while you're enjoying that really cheap third world vacation...
Some ten unidentified gunmen on Thursday set Erika Gandara's home ablaze and torched two cars parked outside before abducting her, witnesses told the state of Chihuahua prosecutor's office.

Gandara was the last police officer in Guadalupe, located on the US-Mexico border some 60 kilometres south-east of Ciudad Juarez, after her colleagues either resigned and fled or were killed.

The town, population 9000, is in an area frequently used by traffickers to smuggle drugs into the United States.
Not your problem, right? You just want a little inexpensive downtime.
Nationwide, more than 28,000 people have been killed in drug gang violence since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers to battle the cartels in their strongholds in northern Mexico and along the Pacific coast.
Shame on you.