Thinking about a trip to Mexico? Better watch this first.
I’ve always loved our neighbor to the south. I’ve visited many times; most recently, almost exactly two years ago, Cancun, where I enjoyed an afternoon of deep-sea fishing in 4-6 foot swells with a couple of friends, all of us ready to hurl almost the entire time, yet pulling in one Barracuda after another, and having the time of our lives in the process.
I’ve always found the Mexican people to be gracious and friendly; the adventure, while I’m there, to be almost non-stop. Ya’ ever had fresh Grouper, an hour after it was caught? OK, I’ll shut up. I’m not trying to rub it in.
If you’ve read the news lately, you know that our ally and partner in trade and tourism to the south is embroiled in a serious drug war – quietly being labeled “The War Next Door” – and CBS’ 60 Minutes, aided by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, did a great report from the front lines, broadcast this evening.
According to the report, Mexican drug cartels now represent the “number one” organized crime activity threat within the United States. And, for the good citizens of Mexico, the drug war is tearing their country apart.