While Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama debate over whether or not Mexico is starting to resemble Colombia 20 years ago (when drug traffickers controlled portions of the country), Mexico commemorated its bicentennial. But what should be a time of long-awaited celebration for the nation is also a sobering reflection on a wave of drug related violence.
In light of the lessened festivities, The Onion's latest article "Mexico Killed in Drug Deal" may be a more gruesome and exaggerated version of Mexico's reality:
In the latest incident of drug-related violence to hit the country, all 111 million citizens of Mexico were killed Monday during a shoot-out between rival drug cartels.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the violence was sparked by a botched drug deal involving an estimated 20 kilograms of marijuana, a dispute that led low-level members of the Sinaloa cartel to open fire on local dealers in Culiacán. Within seconds, the gunfire had spread to Chihuahua, Michoacán, Yucatán, and, minutes later, the other 27 Mexican states, leaving every person in Mexico dead.
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