Mexico is a giant of 112 million inhabitants, the second largest economy in South America behind Brazil. Yet despite the country's wealth, Mexico's problems in recent years can be attributed to the drug traffickers President Felipe Calderon has decided to combat by deploying the Mexican army (50,000 men) and by reorganizing the police. There have been 15,000 victims related to drug trafficking and 7,000 abductions.
There are corpses on wastelands, in cars, behind bars, in front of shops, on the pavement, or in telephone booths... How is it to be young in a country where you risk being hit by a lost bullet on your way to buy bread? The anger of these young people that are being ignored will eventually explode.
Raúl Romero Gallardo // Mexico City
Olivia Chilian // Cuernavaca