The United States of America is a major center of drugs. The American people insist on making it illegal for people to purchase drugs and the result has been to create chaos in many Latin America. Mexico is over-run by drug lords who use terror, torture and brutality in order to enforce their control of many cities. Mexican police found the body of Mayor Gustavo Sanchez in the back of a pick up truck and it was soon determined he had been stoned to death. He was mayor of Tancitario, a town of 26,000 people where soldiers earlier destroyed more than 20 meth labs during an operation that led to the deaths of several policemen and many drug members. Last year the head of Tancitario’s City Council was killed and over 60 policemen fired for failure to maintain law and order.
The fault lies not in Mexico, but in the United States. Until America ends its drug laws and thus ends power of drug lords, death and destruction of towns will continue. As Shakespeare might have put it, “the fault lies not in the stars, but in ourselves.”