[ACAPULCO, MEXICO] The message is delivered by a phone call to the office of one school, a sheaf of photocopied papers dropped off at another, a banner hung outside a third.
The demand is the same: teachers have until Oct. 1 to start handing over half of their pay. If they do not, they risk their lives.
(via Mexican Teachers Push Back Against Gangs’ Extortion Attempt - NYTimes.com)
This is how powerful gangs have gotten south of the borders thanks to unregulated cash from America’s war on drugs.