news remains bleak

Lately, it seems that everything I read about Mexico (or the border to Mexico) it’s disturbing news. This little piece about Acapulco is a mixed batch. On the one hand, it’s good that the government is going to clean house. On the other hand, using military troops to maintain the peace is a scary scary thing.

Mexican troops roll into resort town Acapulco

More than 1,000 Mexican army troops amassed in this Pacific resort town and two other cities in the western state of Guerrero on Wednesday in preparation for a crackdown on drugs and crime, state officials said.

The mobilization follows the movement of more than 10,000 troops to two other states since President Felipe Calderon took office on Dec. 1, promising a tough response to organized crime.


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