Mexico's Intensifying Drug War Spills Into 2011 NPR.org go to original January 02, 2011
From the favelas of Brazil to the wilds of borderland Mexico, 2010 was been marked by brutal violence across Latin America. The experiences of different countries share sobering common denominators - the rising power of drug gangs, their recruitment of youth and the seeming inability of governments to stop them. (Agence France-Presse)
Mexico's drug war continues to claim victims at an astounding rate, and there are no signs that the violence will ease any time soon. In 2010 alone, the death toll from the violence was more than double the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq during the past seven years.
Liane talks to NPR's Jason Beaubien about whether the situation might improve in 2011.