Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The City We Almost Snagged

We almost chose to live in a town called, Cuernavaca. And how I am glad we didn't since right now, as we speak and breathe, a battle is being waged.

CUERNAVACA, Mexico - A battle for control of a brutal cartel has brought the drug war closer to the heart of Mexico, terrifying this city of bougainvilleas, swimming pools and yearlong warm weather that have made it a popular retreat for the capital's elite and U.S. retirees.

Cuernavaca, nicknamed the "City of Eternal Spring," has erupted in violence since a gunbattle at a luxury apartment building here killed a notorious drug kingpin, unleashing the fight for control of his organization. -- By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ; Associated Press; updated 8:33 p.m. ET April 28, 2010 ... Source for entire article

This, of course, begs the question how long will it be before Guanajuato is under siege?

There is a lot of denial here. Two years ago I began interviewing locals in our barrio about whether or not the Narcos could ever come to Guanajuato. All of them, without exception, said no.

We shall see.



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