“The world’s murder capital”

The New York Times’ Simón Romero gets it all right: the scale of the problem; the government’s efforts at censorship; and chavistas’ continued reluctance to blame the President. The article is balanced and comprehensive, and the problem is scary, so it’s no wonder that it won coveted real estate in the paper’s print edition

The money quote:

 "Even Mexico’s infamous drug war has claimed fewer lives."

It’s a terrific read, and the video accompanying it, seen below, is a must.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/bcvideo/1.0/iframe/embed.html?videoId=1248068890431&playerType=embed