29 January 2012

MEXICO: Grillo's 'El Narco' Details The Human Side Of Drug Violence.

              With 7:18  Grillo Video interview/report...after :15 ad.
     Reporter Ioan Grillo has just published a new book...'El Narco: the Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels'...detailing his experience in Mexico since 2000.
     The Telegraph provides an excerpt.
     "Anyone with half an eye on the news knows that Mexico is in the midst of a drugs war, with rival cartels battling for control of a $30 billion trade with the United States. The country so deep in blood it is getting harder to shock the locals. Even the kidnapping and killing of nine policemen, or a pile of craniums in a town plaza, isn't big news.
     Only the most sensational atrocities now grab media attention: a grenade attack on revellers celebrating independence day; the sewing of a murder victim's face onto a football; an old silver mine filled with 56 decaying corpses, some of the victims thrown in alive."
     AND :"Such a murder rate compares to the most lethal insurgent forces in the world – and is certainly more deadly than Hamas, ETA, or the Irish Republican Army in its entire three decades of armed struggle."