Behind Mexico's Bloodshed
In part two of our interview with investigative journalist Bruce Livesey, we discuss the violence in Ciudad Juarez. Livesey, recently returned from Mexico’s murder capital, says that the Mexican military is showing evidence that it is supporting the Sinaloa Cartel in it’s bid to take out the local Juarez Cartel for this key transportation corridor. Produced by Jesse Freeston.
Flourishing drug demand in the U.S. and Canada has combined with the destruction of Mexico’s traditional economy to increase the power of the Mexican drug cartels. At the same time, the cartels are at war over the drug market in Mexico, with drastic results including the recent massacre of 72 undocumented migrants in Northern Mexico.