The MexicoBlog of the CIP Americas Program monitors and analyzes international press on Mexico with a focus on the US-backed War on Drugs in Mexico and the struggle in Mexico to strengthen the rule of law, justice and protection of human rights. Relevant political developments in both countries are also covered.
Nov 2, 2011
Movewment for Peace with Justice: Day of the 40,000 Dead
Another look at the altar to the dead of the Mexico drug war, created by the Movement for Peace with Justice at the Angel of Independence monunment in Mexico City.
The New York Review of Books: "This November 2nd has turned out slightly different from the preceding ones, however. For one, the encroaching influence of Halloween in the major cities is starting to give the Day of the Dead a slightly ghoulish cast; furthermore, as the number of fatalities in the current wave of narcowar violence approaches 40,000, a growing number of people have decided that these dead, too, should be remembered, although their killing is hardly a cause for celebration." read more