Monday, August 2, 2010

Torreón as Mexican Shorthand for F'ed Up City

After the execution-like slaying of four people in a Coyoacán pizzeria, a Mexico City police chief dismissed suggestions that his city had a series problem with organized crime with the accurate though painful (at least, for me) insight that the nation's capital isn't Torreón.

More on the Laguna: yesterday's Milenio front page, celebrating the rescue of the journalists kidnapped in the Laguna, was the rare illustration of a happy moment in the city's battles with insecurity:

But today things got back to normal, with a jailhouse spree that left four people dead in Gómez Palacio.

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