Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Today the BBC reports that violence has sparked in Mexico, and it's the bloodiest it's gotten this year. The violence appears to be over the Guelaguetza festival, which locals say shouldn't be commercialized for tourists, and is scheduled for next week. I've commented before on how Mexico is getting to be an unpleasant place to live. I would supposed administration officials would call it the "birth pains of democracy" but the truth is that the United States and Mexico are intertwined on so many levels that our continued state of ignoring what happens south of the border and only pay attention to what comes north of the border will bite us in the ass one day.