It is increasing difficult to report any news from Mexico without at some point halting to discuss the issue of drugs. Of course, those drugs have less to do with Mexico and more to do with the United States of America which has created more problems in Latin America than any pestilence in the history of this area of the world. The old saying, “so far from God and so near to the United States of America” is still true. In every area of Mexico there is bound to be one or another gang of drug lords whose only belief is murder and mayhem. In a small Mexican town the mayor was a man named Jose Lusi Abavea and he assumed the town belonged to him and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda. Of course these two people were simply placed in a power positions by the local gang known as Guerros Unidos. Some college students decided to protest the power of the mayor and his wife. As of this point, at least six are dead and 42 are still missing. The major crime committed by these students was to openly express disagreement with the mayor and his wife.
The mayor and his wife are now prisoners of the police. They insist they were only attempting to teach these kids “a lesson.” Most probably the lesson was about life and death. Such is life in Mexico, whose problem is being too close to the United States, land of drug users and drug laws.