It’s fair to say that Americans have become accustomed to the steady stream of brutal reports and violent imagery coming out of Mexico as that country fights an ongoing battle against an entrenched network of drug cartels; it’s also why the drug-fueled violence that wracked Jamaica
The streets of Ciudad Juárez are running red with blood. Fear grips the city as drug cartels battle it out for control of territory and influence. Many elements fuel this increasingly intense fire, including arms trafficking across the U.S.-Mexican border. Here, Lisa Guáqueta examines both the role of such weapons in Mexico's drug cartel battles, and the political debate over gun control in Washington.