The September 26, 2014 disappearance of 43 student protesters from a teacher training college in Guerrero state in Mexico still hasn’t being resolved. Family and friends as well as activists are marching everywhere in the country demanding justice. The mayor and his wife of the town of Iguala have been taken into custody for the disappearance of students. Apparently they have ordered the police to attack those would be protesters and hand them over to narco gangsters who murdered 43 students and burned their bodies.
Drugs, violence and corruption are nothing new to Mexico. Since early 1990s foreign investors are fleeing Mexico in droves due to these aspects. In late November 2014 continued protest turned into an antigovernment movement and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced an overhaul of the fight against drugs and violence. But deep rooted corruption, drugs and violence in Mexico may not be an easy thing to overcome. It will take more than its army. Fundamental societal changes are badly needed. These ills do not stop at the border and they continue to spill over the border across to the US. Drug smuggling is a major issue not just at the US – Mexico border but also elsewhere in the US.