…those tides of march, and yet to crest for the us…

…with its many ‘wars’ – this one, ‘war on drugs’, which continues to devastate so many lives…

Ayotzinapa? 26 March, 2015, will have seen the sixth month since the ‘disappearance’ of 43 students (normalistas) from that town in September 2014. Only one has been identified, and through his DNA remains. The ‘Disappeared of Ayotzinapa’ is merely indicative of a phenomenon of ‘disappearances’, beheadings or corpse mutilations that is prevalent in several parts of Mexico. Some evidence has pointed to possible culpability of officials at many levels. A teleSUR news report on confidence in the Mexican President Nieto speaks volumes, 10 percent.

Of course, the question may arise as to the reticence of the leaders of both countries on such a disaster that continues to afflict Mexico, and herein a possible explanation. Over at the nacla blog, we learn,  The Mexican Military’s Buying Binge, and some details,

Mexico has been on a buying spree for U.S. military equipment, especially helicopters and armored vehicles, with purchases amounting to more than a billion dollars in the last 12 months. U.S. Northern Commmand chief Admiral William Gortney said the combined deals represent “a 100-fold increase from prior years.” For a military supposedly proud of its independence from the United States, it is a dependent client.

Much profits in this ‘war’ industry. To add to this overwhelming tide of March, we can mention the commemoration, this month, of the murder of Monsignor Oscar Romero on 24 March 1980 in El Salvador, as he said Mass. And we do know the country that supported that government of El Salvador?

…then again, there is that ‘restive’ venezuela, whose hugo chávez, on his release on 26 march 1999 from prison, would go on to successful terms as a popular and effective president, to die on 05 march 2013…

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