In 2011, a Mexican newspaper editor named Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro was decapitated for using social media to spread news about the activities of the country’s criminal groups.So starts a new animated explainer created by I Shot Him, a San Francisco-based design studio, which used Castro’s death and other anecdotes to explain the years-long Mexican drug war:The video takes a bit of an advocacy bend, arguing that the United States plays a major role in the violence, both because our high levels of drug use fuel the narcotics trade and because our loose gun controls make it easy for cartels south of the border to arm themselves.via Watch this cartoon that explains Mexico’s cartel violence.
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- The United States and Mexico: Building and Designing Things Together – Forbes
- Made in Mexico: An emerging auto giant powers past Canada – The Globe and Mail
- How to Boost Border Competitiveness? Just Ask the Folks There.
- How Will Mexico’s Economy Perform in 2015?
- It’s Time To Reset U.S.-Mexico Relations – John M. Ackerman – POLITICO Magazine