Thousands Dead In Mexico Drug War
Drug cartel violence is sweeping through Mexico, directly or indirectly resulting in 28,000 deaths in three years. In the last few weeks, 72 migrants died in one massacre and the mayors of two Mexican cities fell victim to assassinations. But on a less dire note, the Mexican government arrested Edgar Valdez Villareal, also known as ‘La Barbie,’ who worked with one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels. Ioan Grillo, Time Magazine contributor and author of an upcoming book about Mexican drug cartels, and George Grayson, government professor at the College of William and Mary and author of a new book called “Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?,” discuss the unrelenting violence and actions are being taken to control the drug cartels.