“After armed men snatched her from her home, Mexican journalist Anabel Flores Salazar ended up dead, her body discarded along a highway.” Salazar is the latest in growing list of journalists who have lost their lives trying to report on the story of the endless violence associated with the drug war.

+ Last week, U.S. agents intercepted a shipment of cocaine that was worth more than $170 million. “Last year, they intercepted 213,000 pounds of cocaine.” In other words, these interceptions aren’t making much of a difference.