Skip to comments.'Murder Capital of the World': Sobering take on Mexico's drug war
Posted on 04/26/2012 10:22:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A review of "Murder Capital of the World," a low-budget documentary that provides a sobering account of drug-cartel violence in Juárez, Mexico, including the sobering statistic that more than 50,000 murders have occurred in Mexico since 2006.
We've all seen the news reports: Across the border of El Paso, Texas, the city of Juárez, Mexico, has become a war zone where bloodbaths are a daily routine. As Mexican drug cartels continue their deadly campaigns of narco-terrorism, it quickly becomes clear why Charlie Minn's film is titled "Murder Capital of the World."
The film is rife with news clips and staggering statistics, like more than 50,000 people have been murdered in Mexico since 2006. Many of the victims were innocent civilians, including journalists and law-abiding officials who've been rendered helpless against rampant corruption at every level of police, military and political power.
Minn is hampered by a minuscule budget, but he compensates with wide-ranging coverage of the facts, issues and history related to Juárez's skyrocketing murder rate. He supports his independent reporting by interviewing many top authorities.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...
Still? Thought they’d run out of people... /
Interestingly enough, El Paso has one of the lowest murder rates of any city in the US.
What’s up with that?
Mayhap Juarez is the killing field for the cartels while El Paso is a refuge for local cartel bosses?
of course many years before that, we DROVE our little truck with our two little kids over there...we were pursued from the border by a guy who wanted to "guide" us....again, we just didn't know...
I remember how poor the area was...dry, dusty...the littlest kids with dead eyes would go from table to table in the outdoor tavern area selling chicklets...they kept circling..repeating the same lines every time...poor little things....
Yeah, that’s what I thought. Too extreme though.
The cartel boss refuge theory is as good as any, I suppose.
Another point I meant to include in my previous post was that El Paso is 80% hispanic.
Nobody here wants that. I currently speak for nobody. WTF?
What percentage of the population is armed?
Texans shoot back, right now. Texans are well armed. Unlike Mexican Peasants and urbanites, who are under a strict gun control regime.
I hope you can keep it that way.
HEY!!! I thought detroit was #1..
Campaigns motivated and financed by the hyperinflated drug profits created by our War On Drugs.
“Campaigns motivated and financed by the hyperinflated drug profits created by our War On Drugs.”
Feature; not bug.
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