Mexican authorities have found the bodies of a prosecutor and senior security official who vanished two weeks ago while investigating the massacre of 72-foreign migrants last month.
The migrants from Central and South America were bound for the U.S. when they afoul of the Los Zetas Cartel. It's believed the migrants refused to conduct assassinations for the gang and paid for their refusal with their own lives.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called Mexico's drug cartels an "insurgency," a description hotly denied by Mexico's leadership.
I've been keeping an eye on this miserable business because I was hoping to do another motorcycle ride through Mexico but, between the murders and the far more frequent kidnappings, I've decided it's just not worth it. Then again, I may just not be worth it to anyone back home who had to come up with a ransom. "Sorry, no, you can keep him." Gulp.