Mexico's Drug War
A war is raging between rival drug cartels along Mexico's border with the United States. For Assignment Katya Adler reports on the shocking consequences of the conflict on Mexican society.
More than 7000 people were killed in drug-related violence in Mexico in 2009 and 2010 has already got off to a gruesome and bloody start. The man who runs Mexico’s most powerful drugs cartel, Chapo Guzman, continues to elude capture. Ranked as one of the world’s richest and most powerful men, Guzman’s exploits are glorified in folk songs and his recent wedding was allegedly attended by senior Mexican officials. For Assignment Katya Adler exposes the culture of impunity and the shocking consequences of the drug wars on Mexican society.