Not even a tropical storm and flooded streets could dampen the fiesta in Mexico State, which lies in the south-central part of the country, by the nation’s former ruling party. Oblivious to the pelting rain, revelers dressed in the red of the Institutional Revolutionary Party danced into Monday morning among balloons, banners and the beat of tropical music
The image of seven corpses of young men and women who had been tortured, murdered and dumped in a car was depressingly familiar in drug war torn Mexico. But unlike thousands of other killings, one victim of last week’s multiple homicide in the spa town Cuernavaca had a well-known father and his grief gained national attention.
The release of a report that would free up more than $100 million in U.S. aid to Mexico to combat drug cartels has been delayed by Sen
Jose Reyes Ferriz, mayor of the Mexican border city of Juarez, presides over what may be the western hemisphere’s most dangerous town, certainly the hardest hit by Mexico’s drug-war terror. Since the start of last year, Juarez has seen almost 2,000 drug-related murders