Today, Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice visited the Mexican foreign minister, Patricia Espinosa.
An estimated 4,000 people have been killed due to drug-related violence in Mexico this year, with a significant rise in recent weeks.
Rodolfo de la Garza, a Columbia University political science professor, speaks with Martin Savidge about the U.S. connection to Mexico’s surge of drug violence. De la Garza attributes this violence to increased state challenges to the drug cartels in areas they both claim to control.
Read what a Worldfocus contributing blogger had to say about the violence in Mexico at our previous post: Nearly 80 killed in Tijuana drug wars.