What is – No mercy in Mexico?
No mercy in Mexico is a phrase that has been used to describe the brutal and violent reality of life in some parts of the country, especially those affected by drug cartels, gangs, corruption and poverty. It is also the title of a book by journalist Ioan Grillo, who spent more than a decade reporting on the drug war and its consequences for the Mexican society.
In his book, Grillo exposes the shocking stories of people who have witnessed or suffered from the atrocities committed by the criminal organizations that control large territories and populations in Mexico. He also analyzes the historical, political and social factors that have contributed to the emergence and expansion of these groups, as well as the failed strategies and policies that have been implemented by the Mexican government and its allies to combat them.
Grillo argues that no mercy in Mexico is not only a result of the drug trade, but also a symptom of a deeper crisis that affects the nation’s identity, culture and values. He claims that Mexico is facing a “civil war” that has claimed more than 200,000 lives and displaced millions of people since 2006. He warns that this war is not only a threat to Mexico’s stability and democracy, but also to the security and interests of the United States and other countries in the region.
No mercy in Mexico is a powerful and disturbing account of one of the most complex and violent conflicts of our time. It is also a call for action and a hope for change. Grillo believes that Mexico can overcome this crisis if it addresses its root causes and reforms its institutions, laws and society.
He also urges the international community to support Mexico’s efforts and to rethink its own role and responsibility in this war.