100 Deaths a Day’: The Guardian Weekly dedicates its cover to the drug war in Mexico

“Can anyone end the drug war in Mexico,” asks The Guardian Weekly on the cover of this week’s magazine. In it, with red paint, appears the legend: 100 deaths a day.

This Wednesday, the British media shared the cover of the magazine that will be published on November 8. It will present an investigation into the roots of the battle against drug trafficking in Mexico.

“The war on drugs that has paralyzed hundreds of thousands of Mexican lives for more than a decade shows few signs of slowing. The country witnesses nearly 100 murders related to drug gangs every day and the battle to stop the carnage that has been the ruin of the presidential administrations of Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto,” the magazine’s description points out.

It also notes that in the last presidential elections in 2018, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged to end the long war against the cartels by fighting the root of crime with social policy.

However, the magazine points out, “almost 30,000 murders later, little progress has been made and a wave of high-profile attacks has shaken AMLO’s government”.

The Guardian Weekly will circulate after two events that have marked the national security agenda: the October 17 operation in Culiacán to try to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, son of capo Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, and the attack on the LeBarón family in Sonora on Monday.

Regarding the first fact, the federal security secretary, Alfonso Durazo, indicated in various reports after the operation that Guzman Lopez was not formally arrested.

Meanwhile, according to Julián LeBarón’s statement Monday night, the murder of his relatives was perpetrated in three different attacks on three vehicles in which three women and minors were traveling.

Durazo said Tuesday that the group was traveling from Galeana, Chihuahua, to Bavispe, Sonora, in a convoy of vans when it was attacked by an armed group around 1:00 p.m. local time, he added.

In addition, he indicated that the final balance for the attack of the vans was nine people killed, mostly minors, and six children injured.


The Yucatan Times