October 2nd, 2010
09:00 PM ET

Armed gang abducts busload of tourists in Mexico

A policeman stands guard in street where Mexican tourists were kidnapped Thursday.

Gunmen have abducted a busload of tourists in Acapulco, Mexico, a spokesman for the Guerrero State attorney general's office told CNN on

The 22 people were captured by an armed gang Friday night. All those aboard the bus were Mexican nationals from the neighboring state of Michoacan.

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  1. Name*russell

    When is America going to get involved in this genocide happening in Mexico? Or is the American government going to wait until after there is American interests and money to be gained?

    October 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • me and mr b

      Mexico is an autonomous country just as is Haiti. They need to stand up for themselves instead of always having their hand out for a home for their citizens or money or for America to come in and save them from themselves.

      I’m suffering from an emotional burnout from being called names for not packing foreign governments around on the back of America.

      Let me be very clear: Scroom. All but nine. Six pallbearers, two road guards, one to count cadence.

      October 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Why does America need to get involved? America needs to worry about it's self right now and fix the serious problems that are plaguing it right now. America doesn't have the funds to get involved either. This country is in serious debt.

      October 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ay yi yi

      Let 'em solve their own bloody problems.

      October 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZL

      America isn't the world police. The sooner people realize this, the better.

      October 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • none

      i agree! the moment america gets involved, people will blame us for overexerting our military. in the meantime, people will complain that we aren't doing it b/c we have no interests.

      damned we if do, damned if we don't.

      October 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • paco the taco

      Mexico is a Mexican problem. If ya'll were serious about doing something about it, it could be taken care of. Instead, your governent and police run like cowards. Declare Marshall law and do something about it. And at the same time, the US should pull those soldiers from all over the world and park them on the border to stop anyone coming in here illegally. Legals I'm happy to see, good poople, good workers.

      October 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • capnmike

      Just who named the USA the "world's policeman"? We do not need to, and should not, jump into everybody else's country and try to resolve their problems. It is not our responsibility, nor our duty. America is hated all over the world for meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations, and we need to stop that and pay more attention to what goes on HERE.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      When is the U.S. going to hurry up and go to Mexico? Obama promised he would get rid of all the drug lords in Mexico, what is he waiting for? If he keeps taking his sweet time, he is not going to get elected again next year!

      October 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      When is the U.S. going to hurry up and go to Mexico? Obama promised he would get rid of all the drug lords in Mexico, what is he waiting for? If he keeps taking his sweet time, he is not going to get elected again next year! He has not delivered on his promises!

      October 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      Did Mexico ever help the United States during its times of crisis? Take your time. Plus if we actually did do anything they'd all sit around and call us imperialists...

      October 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas F Gibson

      How about we invade Mexico and take it over. Then all we have to defend is a small border at the bottom of the country. Most Mexicans want to be Americans anyway!

      October 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boondock Saint

      When will America get involved in the problems that are going on here at home? That's the real question!! We can't fix everyone else's problems without making sure our affairs are in order, first!!

      October 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • JEff B

      Oh, puleeeez !
      If the U.S. gets involved, then, we're war mongers, invading "yet another" country. The U.N. was established for this exact reason (of course, 99% of the "U.N." force will be made up of U.S. troops, as always...but, the nutless-gutless U.N. will do nothing..like Darfur, Like Haiti....
      BUT..let ONE Palestinian gunman die by ISRAEL'S hand....and THEN you'll get a response.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      Is there any problem in the world that does not get spun into blame america? USA uses its military force and they are called imperialistic. They don't, and they are selfish. There is not enough money and military power to right every wrong on earth. So if you agree at all that the military should intervene in other countries, as it appears you do, we are going to have to pick and choose. By your standards should be we not intervene where it serves our interests and intervene where it is completely selfless? by the way, korea, vietnam, afganistan have no oil. was that selfless enough for you?

      October 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Lincoln

      I don't know about you, Russell, but I'm a little tired of bailing out people that don't want to be bailed out. Let them grow a spine and solve their own problems. I'm sick and tired of babysitting the rest of the world where we have no business and pi*%)ng away our tax dollars on gutless people who won't stand up for themselves.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • chciagogam

      we usually wait till
      1) after our money interests are involved
      2) it's too late

      (and when we're really rocking, we do both)

      October 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • litenup

      To all who have replied previously, I cannot add anymore. Bravo!

      October 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • yep

      Be patient; they still need time to cross the border and get amnesty from Pelosi/Reid so that they can take a job Americans want to do. I'm sure they'll develop law-abiding habits then.

      October 2, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs1201

      It's not America's business. What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico and leave us out of it. We no longer have the financial resources to take care of every world problem. We're down to our last dollar...leave us alone and solve your own problems.

      October 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      This is a internal problem of the country! No country has the right to infringe on another countries sovereignty. Even conceding that the United States will want to infringe on Mexico sovereignty by interfering with the countries internal affairs, Mexico will never conceded to such humiliation!

      October 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richp

      This comes as no surprise, our sub made a port call there and we took a bus to some ruins outside the city, we were escorted by Mexican Army and we drew weapons from our own arms locker, this was in the 70's, looks like nothing changed. We drew our own weapons in case the army was less then dependable.

      October 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • lawhound

      The last time I checked, Mexico was an independent country. So I doubt sincerely that, unless asked, we should be doing anything except warning our citizens not to go there and perhaps sometime in the coming decade getting around to addressing the spill over violence along the U.S. / Mexico border (hey, while we are policing Acapulco, will the Federales help us with border protection?). How about trying to protect our citizens along the border before we put boots on the ground in Mexico to protect their's?

      In terms of world opinion, the U.S. as usual will be "damned if you do, damned if you don't". If we don't do anything, then we will be criticized for being indifferent to the plight of our neighbors. If we do anything, even with the approval of the Mexican government, we will simply be a bunch of capitalist, colonial Yankee dogs trying to impose our will.

      October 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Person who reads

      To jonathan stating

      Did Mexico ever help the United States during its times of crisis? Take your time. Plus if we actually did do anything they'd all sit around and call us imperialists...

      why yes Mexico has actually helped us on different occasions, most notably the Bracero program, economic deals such as Nafta where mexican businesses took 2nd place to american corporations and corn that flooded their markets and caused more economic turmoil and revolt in mexico. Also much of the land that the United States sits on was forcibly taken from them. So mexico has actually provided economic and political diplomatic support during some very trying times in American history. If you want to say that they should help themselves thats fine but at least make a coherent argument.

      October 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • what

      Hey "Person who reads".

      Amen, I'm tired of these "omg wut hav dey dun fo uz??" idiots who know nothing.

      October 2, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Wow your comment got a lot of replies, and while I can understand and respect the opinion and position of others I would ask this, Just when will we become involved, are we supposed to wait for this crap to start happening here? Guess what it already has. The United States will be involved, its just a matter of when. We can be involved now and try to lesson the severity or we can wait until there are gun battles in the streets across the state of Texas and elsewhere.

      October 2, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • julieta

      People...please I cannot believe all the ignorant comments posted. Many racist and stereotypical. Also, how many of you love to eat Mexican food and eat at the taco trucks. Also, most of your ancestors came from immigrant countries, the real natives were the American Indians and look what American Democracy did to them. The drug lords will not wither away until American citizens stop using drugs. The solution is not that easy, we have our own corrupt politicians masquerading themselves in the letter of the law. Additionally, Mexico is not just the border towns, and most of you think all of the Mexico nation is filthy. For your information, the Aztecs were one of the first civilizations to have toilets. It was the Europeans (spaniaards) that defiled their country. Please have respect for other cultures otherwise you are bordering on Neonazism.

      October 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tewrobert

      Mexico doesnt have anything we want so do not expect us to go in and try to do anything,

      October 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • what


      "America isn't the world police. The sooner people realize this, the better."

      Really now? It had me fooled!

      October 2, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • BBill

      I agreed with Gibson, let's take the country over and it will solve two problems. First, the 11 to 20 million illeagls will no longer be illegal and Second, we ill save money on the border fence. Are You Kidding Me Russell?!!

      October 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • what


      I agreed with Gibson, let's take the country over and it will solve two problems. First, the 11 to 20 million illeagls will no longer be illegal and Second, we ill save money on the border fence. Are You Kidding Me Russell?!!


      Not every single illegal is from Mexico you retard.

      October 2, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • BBill


      What an awesome response, they may not all be Mexican but the majority of them come thru Mexico. Do you not know sarcasm when you read it?!!

      October 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • what

      "What an awesome response, they may not all be Mexican but the majority of them come thru Mexico. Do you not know sarcasm when you read it?!!"

      But the majority of them come "thru" Mexico? That still doesn't mean they're all Mexican just because they come in from Mexico.

      And no I don't it's not always easy to detect sarcasm on the internet. Have you ever heard of that little "/s" thing to use when you're being sarcastic on the internet? Or at least a (sarcasm) thing at the end of your post?

      October 2, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Widow

      Sincerelly the issue is not so big. Is not a big deal.
      I had live all my life in Mexico city and I never had seen a shooting or a group of people being kidnapped by armed people.
      You just have to play safe, don´t go to dangerouse places, keep yourselve far from drugs, don´t take a walk to the park with all your jewels,.don´t take a fake taxi, and is hard you get in troubles.
      Probably the worst that can happend to you is some one stole your wallet but it happends arroudn the globe.

      The thing is most of the kidnapped turist (like BBC told) could be part of a drug gang.
      Michocan cartel "la Familia" so is really criminals killing criminals.
      The main issue is every one wants to get rich or die trying.
      And is hard to put some common sense in some mexicans head their greed, envy and hate are stronger than their brains.
      Don´t take me wrong they need to think more and ignore their feelings.

      October 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • tapu

      Regardless of you feel about the country, the people, the language, or whether or not the US should "police the world," HELLO, Mexico is right on our border. All of Central America is embroiled in poverty and corruption and violence. Has it not dawned on you that it is only a matter of time–and has been "a matter of time" long enough for it to arrive any day–before the Southwest US is consumed by the culture rulilng there now. And then.... And if the US economy fails to the point of those people's despair.... Wow, huh?

      So–be practical. We do not want a Mexico (Guate, El Salvador, etc) that is in anarchy, the way Mexico is, right over our border.

      October 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrbud

      Why is the United States called America. The US is only part on America. Mexico is part of America as is Canada.

      October 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      Where were you saying this, in 1994, when 800 THOUSAND Rawandan's were killed in 4 months?

      October 2, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • nunnya

      U.S. involvement should include the following: 1. Build a huge, double electrified wall and, 2. Get rid of ALL illegal alien Mexicans on U.S. soil.

      October 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • geneven

      Yes, well, if the house next to mine catches on fire I will pay no attention, and if the country next to mine catches on fire, I will also ignore that. It can't possibly affect me...

      October 2, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      I'm not sure how this is a genocide since it is primarily Mexican's killing Mexicans, but it's pretty effed up. I don't see a good way for the U.S. to get involved.

      October 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • what


      "Mexico and illegal alien Mexicans are nuisances. What is wrong with Mexico. Nuke 'em. End of problem."

      You're an idiot. And learn to speak English.

      October 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heads up...

      Look at the above article...the U.S. has already committed about "$57 million from 2000 through 2006 to $400 million for fiscal year 2008." Now, in 2010, the government has pledged $450 million"...so we are already in the hole. And if you do some research, CA has a deficit of ~$21 billion, and last year, immigrants (both legal and illegal) sent $20 billion back home to Mexico. CA's school system, health care system, prisons, police force, etc., have been completely overwhelmed, and essentially gutted. Other states are going to follow. Like it or not.
      If someone wants to improve their lot in life, and they feel that they can do better in the U. S., then there is a legal way to go about doing this. It is not fair to the immigrants who go through the proper channels to become U.S. citizens, taking up to two or three years to get their families here, if we turn around and make all illegals citizens. There is a reason why we have laws in place. The burden of illegals is playing a part in gutting our economy.
      Before attacking, please note that I said "playing a part"...

      October 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zoomzom

      We are already building bridges in Iraq, we just finished building air port in Afghanistan we have alqaeda on the run and we are under billions of dollars in debt and you want us to be involved in this mess too without raising taxes.

      October 2, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob V

      The real message here is not about how this relates to the U.S., but how dangerous Mexico is. Thank God this type of thing doesn't happen in the U.S., but in reality this type of crime happens all the time in Latin America. It is a dangerous place with little or no justice.

      October 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • LeeT

      What is America supposed to do? It's not as if these lawless cowards are wearing identifiable uniforms that designate them as the enemy. The only thing that Americans can do to stem this violence is to stop doing drugs and since that's not likely to happen neither is the cessation of violence in Mexico. Corruption fuels the violence and the drug profits fuel the corruption.

      October 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      To ZL, who said that people have to realise that america is not the world police....

      The sooner that America realises it is not the world police, this world will be more policeable.

      October 3, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jose Kalidas

      I've asked myself so many times why the USA has to be the one country that the world looks to in times of hardship and also conflict. It appears, at times, that the USA is like the mother of all civilizations, countries and peoples. As such, the rest of the world is considered somehow to be INFERIOR. I love America. I chose to leave my country 30 years ago to come live here in this: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!.

      October 3, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • mycatsbreathsmellslikecatfood

      we have nothing to gain by helping mexico, we still have problems at home that need taking care of (education, katrina victims, etc). why do we always have to be the country to help? we're condemned for having a large army and being in other countries' business, but then called upon for situations like this

      October 3, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Dark Fovea

      Of course we're going to wait until its our interests and citizens at stake. And should wait. It exceeds the limits of any legitimate government to unilaterally intervene in the affairs of any other state for any reason, all the more when said state has not asked our help. Of course, if we did intervene, the same people who are accusing the U.S. of being callous and indifferent now would be accusing her of imperialism and colonization instead. Go figure.

      October 3, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      USA is waiting for another 9/11

      October 3, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Bolan

      Close the borders, stop our gunrunners that are sending weapons down south. Bring back our soldiers from the Middle east, Europe, and Asia and set them up at the Northern and Southern borders. I agree, let Mexico take care of Mexico, let Europe take care of Europe and let Asia take care of Asia. Reinforce our coast guard and Navy to guard our coastal waters. Last step, increase the police force and start purging the gangs from our cities. Just a pipe dream, I guess, we're much too busy gearing up for our next war with Iran, Venezuela or North Korea. It's all about profit.

      October 3, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Bolan

      A reinforced border would protect both sides. Protects the U.S. from illegals and smuggled drugs, and also protects Mexico from the guns and drug money going south. Best solution for both sides.

      October 3, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Whatnow

      Americans can stop selling automatic weapons to these idiots. Your both fn idiots!!!!

      October 3, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • abby

      People complain when America gets involved in their nations. We are not the world police. If America wants to help Mexico stop buying illegal drugs! Stop selling weapons and munitions to everyone and anyone. That would do more good than us trying to run Mexico.

      October 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Why on earth would the US take on another self destructive and uncooperative failed third world country. The trick is to stop them at the border. It will employ laborers, sailors, and soldiers. Perhaps we can win one for a change.

      The goal of the Latino movements as we have so clearly been shown this week by Rick Sanchez and Rep. Salinas is to divide the population, usurp national resources, and ultimately establish colonies for the drug and human slave trade. That a population that illegally enters the US is "oppressed" or deserve privledge is nothing short of mind boggling. The continued barrio building, and parental abuse under the defense of "familia" is degrading to the human conscience.

      This country has buddied up to every corrupty dictatorship known. Build the wall, rewrite the 14th ammendment, deport people for failing to attempt to assimilate, declare English as the national language. They have more than enough resources to build a thriving country–it will take some work and honorable integity the rare commodity in this population.

      We set unpon rebilding this country in 1965. Let's get back to it and focus on those that will unify and not divide us.

      October 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • La'Tiki Bartholemule Da'queefton Lickemaid Washingtonfordson

      What a stupid question. Oh, when is America going to help us get our heads out our dirty re-fried bean booty-holes...

      October 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canadian in Mexico

      We don't want the States to help us...just STOP buying the drugs you addicts

      October 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      America is equally responsible for what is happening in Mexico. Despite the protestations that the U.S. should stay out of it and take care of its own problems, it's the U.S. drug habit and export of weapons that is fueling the war in Mexico. The U.S. "War On Drugs" is an utter failure and needs to be reconsidered. We tried stopping another drug back in the early 1900s, and that didn't turn out so well.

      So here we are again, legislating morality, and causing untold misery at home and a potentially failed state in Mexico. In the name of party-first, morality, religion and political dogma the U.S. imprisons more of its citizens than any other country in the world. How's that working out?

      "The United States has 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's incarcerated population. We rank first in the world in locking up our fellow citizens," said Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports alternatives in the war on drugs. "We now imprison more people for drug law violations than all of Western Europe, with a much larger population, incarcerates for all offenses." – http://www.naturalnews.com/021290.html

      Despite the polls, he who yells loudest wins. To those who think we should stay out of Mexico's problems and take care of our own, you are half right, for the wrong reasons. Fixing our drug problem will help Mexico.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      We already are involved, we buy the drugs that started the fighting.

      October 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeah..

      Why haven't the Canadians? Or the Jamacans? Or the French?

      October 8, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Sherwin Stradling

      The USA is pumping billions of illegal drug money into Mexico. This distabilizes a society that already has problems with corruption and graft. So much for our war on drugs. It will only get worse, but everytime someone uses illegal drugs they contribute to crime and killing. Legalizing or decriminalizing pot might make sense. Marijuana is the number one cash crop in the USA. Every dollar spent on pot funds crime. At least if we taxed it we could divert some of the criminal money and use it to improve society. The drug crime lords would panick if pot were made legal because we would take away one of their major sources of income.

      October 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Leave them alone. Let them deal with it. As a rule, I think that's what our new foreign policy stance should be - silence. People appeal to America because (a) we might listen and (b) we might send cash. Let's take care of America first, let the rest alone. If we're attacked, next time, just send drones relentlessly.

      October 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      I noticed some posts saying that America is somehow responsible for Mexico – That's nonsense. That's a COUNTRY. And if we want to make money, let's legalize DOMESTICALLY grown pot and tax the sn(t out of it. Then we can have ADM work on great seeds and become the world's #1 pot dealer.

      October 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelley

      It is easy to say that the problems of Mexico are not our concern, but that is not true or even wise as it is widespread craving for drugs by Americans that creates massive problems with the people of Mexico. No, we are not to blame for
      all of Mexico's problems, but I think you have to admit that we (U.S. citizens collectively) are, in some ways, responsible
      for incredibly awful damage done to the country of Mexico and it's citizens/culture. If there was no demand for illicit drugs in America, there would be far less violence and cultural damage in Mexico.

      October 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      The US is not and cannot get involved with the terroristic problems Mexico is having. Mexican law prohibits interference from another country.

      October 13, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
    • JG

      Support the US! Buy only locally grown weed!

      It's way better than any mexican dirt brick you'll find.

      October 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hopeyhemmie

    Abduction and kidnapping is becoming more grievious and malicious, now citizens of same country do it to their fellow citizens, something has to be done, in Nigeria most especially in a city called Aba its almost becoming a norm, residence of thrus city are even leaving the city, children, aged people and women are abducted for monetary ransome. Something needs to be done.

    October 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • capnmike

      Right. Something needs to be done...BUT NOT BY US! Other nations need to stand or fall on their own merits or lack of. We are neither the worlds' policeman nor the world's babysitter.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • chciagogam

      won't someone think of the children!
      -rev lovejoys wife, i can't remember her name..

      October 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • La'Tiki Bartholemule Da'queefton Lickemaid Washingtonfordson

      Ya'll think this is bad, shewww, google Darfur and tell me which is worse...

      October 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Numbaoneballa

    Prohibition just continues wreaking havoc on the world. If you vote for a politcal candidate that supports the war on drugs and prohibition then you have blood on YOUR hands. Every beat cop that searches a car and arrests someone for posssession of drugs is also liable. Anyone who supports drug prohibition supports the cartels

    October 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason


      October 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • paco the taco

      That makes no sense at all.

      October 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • boohoo

      you're an idiot

      October 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moni G

      The reality is that America funds all the drug lords. Everyone who buys pot or illegal drugs feeds these monsters and fills their bank accounts. American is responsible but no one wants to stand up and be counted. The people cry for legalization. You want legalization, just look at Amsterdam. They are now back stepping their liberal policies because surprise surprise , they were beginning to have more problems with organized crime. They were seeing more violence and human trafficking. Does no one have a back bone ? We need to change our love affair with illegal drugs. That and that alone is the real problem. I wish American just wasn't so full of cowards. There are so many other ways to enjoy life that do not cost other people their lives.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      @ Moni G – Humans have been altering their reality in some form or another since the beginning. It's absurd to think people are going to stop this. Instead of wasting money on this pointless "war on drugs" the money should go to educate people
      and drugs should be legalized and taxed. Face it people who want to do drugs already do them and are going to continue to do so. Thirty nine years of this "war on drugs" and what exactly has been accomplished????

      October 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Lincoln

      I'm sorry....I didn't see anything about drugs in the article. You are making an assumption by suggesting this....or maybe you're just a bigot, I don't know. Sounds like in YOUR eyes ALL Mexican Nationals are drug dealers or involved in the trade. Kind of like "Driving while Hispanic."

      October 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • CD

      No, not me pal. I buy mine legally where it's all made right here in America. You just have to live in the right state. Stay out of the moronic south east US, or maybe just build a fence around it to include Mexico, I believe that was thier idea.

      October 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • chihuauense

      It's all those who use drugs that have blood on their hands. Drug use is not a harmless crime. Good people are dying over here. legalization would only make Mexico worse. Demand would increase dramatically and the cartels would only get richer. Besides I don't think the US has the climate to grow Cocaine.

      October 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lone

      @Lincoln – The article didn't need to mention it because it's a commonly known factor behind the majority of Mexico's problems. The root is the drug trade, abductions and ransoming are just the children of the criminal element.

      October 2, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • mycatsbreathsmellslikecatfood

      mexican weed is nasssssty... up here in northern cali, we grow our own, or buy it locally where it is taxed.

      October 3, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. sunshine12

    Supply and demand. The US demands the drugs and Mexico supplies. If we cut the demand then these issues will cease. Legalization w taxation would work on many levels. America getting involved on a military level solves nothing. Mexico allowed this to get to this level. Why do so many countries expect the US to come running to their aide when in "trouble"? Nothing will change. It is what is.

    October 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • SapientWolf

      Sounds like kidnapping or extortion, which is what would replace drug sales for revenue if legalization pushed gangs out of the market.

      October 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • boohoo

      Wolf is right, what do you think the cartels are gonna do once drugs are legalized? Go and get real jobs?

      October 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. *@Soulgloww

    What is the world coming to, Pray for your friends & enemies...Make coffee, not war

    October 2, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • capnmike

      Pray to what? There s nobody there. Religion is an enormous lie.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. submaker


    October 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ay yi yi

      Ready for rehab, are we?

      October 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnnydepth76

      lol ay yi yi

      October 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ray gibbs

    Terror, war unabated. Poor Mexico needs help.

    October 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • K9chef

      Poor Mexico huh? Mexico needs to be responsible for their own problems, not us. What we need to do is shut off that southern border once and for all. Mexico will either sick or swim, but not at the expense of American soldiers lives. This is not our fight. Don't we have enough problems here at home without sending troops across the border? Shut the border down and a whole lot of our problems go away.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Lincoln

      Why does Mexico need our help? Let them grow a damn spine and solve their own problems. My tax dollars don't need to be paying for being a babysitter.

      October 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brianc

    This is why we need to put up a wall between the U.S. and Mexico! Walls keep the animals out, and Americans safe

    October 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canada

      Excuse me, animals? America is the country that crosses the most borders...except it's not to look for a safer place, but to kill and destroy...and ithas done so throughout history...southamerica, europe, and now the middle east. seriously. The "animals" here are not the mexicans, but the americans supplying the weapons, demanding the drugs, and ruining the world. Just last week we hear that in order to test STDs you gave them to prisoners in Guatemala... sorry, but the animals are not the mexicans.
      Oh, and walls solve nothing....this is the most stupid solution i've ever heard...of course coming from an american...

      October 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • boohoo

      Coming from a person from Canada. S/he doesn't know what its like to have people trying to flowing over its borders at an alarming rate. Nobody wants to go to canada

      October 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barada

      Hey Canada, I think we need a northern wall, too.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • mexsuz

      Bigotry and racism begin when you begin lumping individuals into one imagined enemy. I live in Mexico City and those "Mexicans" or animals you want to keep out with a wall around the border happen to be my friends
      and little 6 year old students. Try traveling and getting to know other realities, cultures and people. But, as long
      as we are lumping people together... please stay home on your sofa in front of your television you (most likely)
      overweight and ignorant American ass.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • other canadian

      dude...your an idiot

      October 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Lincoln

      I agree with protecting our borders far better than we do, so why don't you get a job with the border patrol or shut the hell up. Until then......just remaing the BIGOT that you obviously are.

      October 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tewrobert

      Brianc ......We owe it to the world to keep you here so yes we need walls

      October 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • RedRock99

      Man, Oh "Canada" needs to lay off the drugs. Typical Canadian hippy p*ssy with no testies. Look, the U.S. just needs to pull the troops from overseas and take over Mexico. Those millions of illegals in the U.S. loyal to Mexico will flood out of the states to their demise. Those that stay and fight and show their loyalty to the U.S. will earn their right to become a U.S. citizen. Either way, a win-win for the United States of America.

      October 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katy Hill

      Typical redneck response. Bet you call yourself a Christian too.

      October 3, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Frostfyre

      For all you idiots saying we should invade Mexico...read your history, we conquered Mexico a long time ago, looked around and saw what it was like and gave it back!

      October 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Floria sigmundi

    Wow Mexico is full of the crazies

    Check out this video on YouTube:


    October 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. toddinmex

    Hate to break it to everyone, but Mexico doesn't want our help down here.

    October 2, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • mycatsbreathsmellslikecatfood

      cool, we dont want to help and i sure as hell dont want my tax money going towards that

      October 3, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |



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    October 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Who in their right mind would go to Michoacan? That's akin to going to Monterrey, Juarez, or Sinaloa.

      October 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |

    Reported missing in Colima Michoacan 7 Youth


    COLIMA, COL., October 2 .- Seven young people between 19 and 23 years of age were reported as missing since last Saturday 25 September. "The last thing they know is that on Saturday were in Tecomán and then left for Manzanillo, where they were stopped by a patrol of the Federal Highway Police, let them go because they traveled in the back of the truck and then Ford Lobo and nothing was heard of them, "he explained in an email been sent this information portal. The Colima auoridades have not reported anything about it.


    Indications of a mutual friend that I dare disturb the disappearance of 7 young native and resident in Sahuayo, Michoacan. They left at 2:30 pm Sahuayo approx. Saturday 25 of this month. En route to Manzanillo, Colima. The seven were in a Ford Lobo
    2004 silver gray and a half cabin, tinted glass and wheels 20. " MU36454 plates. At 4: 30 pm met in a hotel-restaurant in Tecomán Royal, Col. with one of his parents to Mata Carlos Novoa.

    From there they continued their way to Manzanillo and about at 19 hrs the Federal Highway paused for bringing people into the box. The revised and let go after them warning and review. This is known as one of the boys Jose Carlos Novoa spoke by radio with Carlos Moreno, who was located in Sahuayo. It was the last communication he had to. From that time all communication was lost respect and never reached the hotel he would come.

    Were supposed to return on Sunday 26 at night. Did not return. The names of the missing are:

    1 .- Roberto García Alvarez is 23 years old and Systems Engineering
    2 .- Jose Carlos Novoa Ortiz is 23 years and General Medical
    3 .- Sergio Hernandez Campos age 22 and Mechatronic Engineering Intern
    4 .- Arturo Martinez Sanchez 21 years and is a merchant (business of their parents).
    As a particular characteristic is the very Chinese and abundant hair.
    5 .- Fernando Gonzalez Arzate and restaurateur 20 years (working in business
    with their parents).
    6 .- Bryan Hernandez Arredondo 23 years and is Bachelor in Management
    7 .- Hidel Jorge Pimentel (Gordo and tattooed exaggeration). 19 (student).

    The minutes that were raised in the Attorney General of Colima on his disappearance are:

    1. 692/2010 Table 4 (Colima)

    2. 663/2010 (Manzanillo)

    3. 692/2010 (Colima)

    October 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • marquisdelafayette

      if you haven't gotten a rasom call then their most likely dead ... sorry for your loss .

      October 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jondoe888

    With our porous border, Mexico's problems are our problems. The gangs and gangsters will work their way north. They mostly prey on Mexicans here, but will eventually branch out.

    October 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oscar

      north americans are the head, the big gangster.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • marquisdelafayette

      thats why we must deport every last one of them as soon as we can and build a huge wall .

      October 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dumbliberals

    Build a wall, secure the borders, put snipers up every 1/4 mile with .50 cal rifles with high powered scopes. Put warning signs up that say if you come within 1/4 mile of the wall you are shot on sight no questions asked. We're sick of your country Mexico..and we are going to protect ourselves from you whether our government does it or not.

    October 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oscar

      maybe you must stop drug consumption and selling weapons to Mexico

      October 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oscar

      Dear Territory stoler:

      Arizona California and Texas in 1852 was Mexico , you must be carefull with your coments, and if you come vacations in Mexico "cancun, cabo san Lucas, Guadalajara , Morelia, Chiapas, you must talk Spanish "ESPAÑOL" as the same way when we visit the US we speak English.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • nunnya


      October 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • nunnya

      Mexico is the sorriest country I have ever seen. BUILD THE 2,000 MILE WALL. ELECTRIFY IT.

      October 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • JG

      The problem is, you idiots come here and dont even bother to learn any type of functional English. What's even worse than that is when I see some Mexican ho walking in a store with her little kid and she's taught him Spanish as his first language. That's just double stupid.

      October 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
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