The murder of a journalist Monday in Mexico, the sixth this year – amid an uptick in highly publicized violence – has prompted outrage by international groups and promises by the country’s president to increase armed protection for members of the press.
More significant still, a former Mexican official, Jorge Castañeda, threatened to unleash Mexican cartels onto the U.S. to retaliate for deportations of illegal immigrants and the construction of a border wall.
control as much wealth as the bottom half of the population—
the 65 million that live in poverty (which includes 13 million
living in extreme poverty)—and where the top 10 percent as a
whole accounts for 67 percent of Mexico’s national wealth.”