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How our drug and gun habits tie in with the 43 missing Mexican students
How our drug and gun habits tie in with the 43 missing Mexican students

By now, unfortunately, we’ve become inured to reports of violence among Mexico’s brutal drug gangs, from the murderous border town of Nuevo Laredo to the gruesome killing zones of Guerrero state, near Acapulco. But the reports over the past few weeks about the disappearance of 43 young Mexicans studying to become teachers brings the long-running crisis into painfully sharp relief. The students disappeared in late September after a violent protest against government policies in Iguala, Guerrero. City police attacked the mostly student protesters, killing six and injuring more than two dozen. But in the aftermath, nearly 60 protesters were unaccounted for. About 15 were later...

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