Statements of condemnation cannot take away immense sadness. . . .
“Mr. President, another mayor got murdered, and he’s the tenth this year.”
“Sure, sure, but we’re on the right track.”
Eduardo Soto is a Mexican cartoonist. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com). According to La Jornada, more than 100 mayors, aldermen, and other municipal officials in Mexico have been threatened, assaulted, kidnapped, and murdered by organized crime since 2008. Cf. James Martín Cypher, “Mexico’s Economic Collapse” (NACLA, 27 July 2010); and “México no puede festejar Bicentenario porque perdió soberanía (movimientos sociales)” (TeleSur, 15 September 2010).