This morning, outside of Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum, few people had heard about the capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. It took several looks at tweets and other online postings to get anyone to believe it was actually true. Once the news settled in, some were impressed that he had finally been caught and were hopeful it means a decrease in drug violence is to follow. But most reacted with a sense that even if true, the capture is little more than a smoke-screen, a distraction from the other problems Mexico is facing.
May 22, 2019