End the drug war or just stop reporting on it?
If we think the war on drugs flowing from South America to the US is working because we are hearing of less incidents, think again. What has happened is that organized crime had added a new front in the war: the media.
An article in Insite Crime tells us the sad story of what is happening in Mexico.
Zocalo, which publishes editions in four cities in the state of Coahuila, announced in an editorial: "The decision to suspend the publication of all information related to organized crime is based on our responsibility to ensure the integrity and security of our more than 1,000 workers, their families and ours."
"There are no security guarantees to fully carry out journalism," it added.
Will Mexico become the next country in the region to endorse the Guatemalan President's to decriminalize drugs in order to not have to be a middleman in the war?