Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Moment of Silence

A moment of silence for Lucy Quintanilla who was murdered yesterday in a shooting in the center of Monterrey. An innocent bystander who was on the phone with her boyfriend at the time. A student from the UANL in the Facultad de Artes Visuales, loved by her fellow students and family. Descansa en paz mujer, recordaba por su sonrisa. Una lástima, una joven, en el inicio de su vida, en su ultimo minuto de vida hablaba con su novio (rest in peace, remembered for her smile, just in the beginning of her life, in her last minute on this Earth she spoke to her boyfriend).

I only hope someday, that her classmates and boyfriend talk about this experience as part of Mexico's dark history. A violent, cruel, evil time in our history, attributed to those millions of selfish people who continue to consume drugs in the U.S. not knowing the damage, pain and hurt they have caused the rest of the world, especially my Mexico.

(To this day, no one has been able to explain how 40,000,000,000 dollars worth of drugs makes its way into the "greatest" country in the world every year, with the largest most technologically advanced military, more money than most countries will see in their history. A country that attempts (and always fails) to tell the rest of the world how to live their lives but has no control over its own population. It's sickening.)


  1. What is happening to our beloved Mexico? This entry brought tears to my eyes!

  2. This is just so sad, descansa en paz Lucy.
    I've been living and traveling in this country for over 40 years and mi Mexico has always been the wild wild west. It has reached an all time low. However, Mexico's culture of corruption, silence, unaccountability, and cronyism has been incubating this situation for many many years. I weep for my new country, and for it's people. I see no way out of this global situation. I believe there is no good answer or solution to the drug problem.
    In the current Guadalajara Reporter, in an article entitled Chapala Police Keep Mum On Local Crime Rate, Chapala Police Chief Reynol Contreras was quoted thus:
    "In Mexican culture, the less we identify problems, the more we live in peace." That just kinda says it all, doncha think?

  3. Only logically way is to take the profit out of drugs by legalizing most of them. Prohibition didn't work and only created criminal gangs which are still in business today. The states are slowly doing this by starting with legalized MJ.

    Just found out the major of Santiago was murdered last month. Can't imagine why the drug cartels would want to control that little town. Drug users care about no one but themselves. However I must say that the evil done in Mexico against innocent people is homegrown.