Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Chronic

We love a good poorly-written headline here, and were about to link to "Deaths in Juarez Contribute to High Rate of Killings in Mexico" with a snarky aside along the lines of, yes, we rather suppose they do. Then we clicked through to discover that it's follow-up to the Houston Chronicle's earlier report on how dangerous (or, to put it more accurately, "safe") Mexico is.

In fact, the number of homicides is likely higher, because many victims die after being taken to hospitals across the border and — along with other killings — often go unreported to the U.S. Department of State, Ed McKeon, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in Mexico told the Houston Chronicle.

“I’m convinced the total number of deaths is very much under-reported,” he said.

Well, if Ed's convinced, who are we to question?

Meanwhile, in other Houston news: Waller official orders inquest after infant’s death; 5 accused of fatally beating teen; Man gets 20 years on child molestation conviction; and Police seek killer who targeted Houston woman at home.

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