A group of activists are traveling across the U.S. to protest the way the Mexican government has handled its war on drugs. The “Caravan for Peace” will journey 6,000 miles by bus and on foot and visit 25 cities to call for an end to the violence that has left 60,000 people dead and another 10,000 missing since 2006.
Monterrey Casino Attack
The shocking Monterrey Casino Attack last month that killed 53 people and injured many more is yet another tale in a saga of human suffering in the War against Drugs. By some accounts, the War Against Drugs has failed.
Mexican officials declared the Monterey Casino massacre an “act of terror” where gunmen burst into the casino, sprayed the place with gasoline, and started a fire killing 53 people. The El Norte, one of Monterey’s largest newspapers, quoted officials saying that they expected the death toll to continue to climb and blamed the drug cartels.