Over the Borderline
Tim Padgett's article on drug-cartel violence was a well-written, sobering look at what's going on in Mexico ["Day of the Dead," July 11]. But the text merely touched on the claim of the cover line, "Why Mexico's drug violence is America's problem too." The role of U.S. weapons trafficking and drug use should have been addressed more thoroughly.
Derek Dyer, SAN DIEGO
The U.S.-backed war on drugs in Mexico is creating the conditions for a mass Mexican exodus to the U.S. As a retired U.S. Border Patrol agent, I support mass asylum as a means to protest failed wars on drugs and immigration. The elite on both sides of the border profit from this nightmare, and it is all at the expense of U.S. taxpayers and the Mexican poor.
John Randolph, RIDGWAY, COLO.