Hm… Let's see what we can learn…
Some 3,600 people were slain in Mexico in the first half of this year, putting the death toll on track to surpass the 6,200 people killed in all of 2008…
Here is the opening paragraph:
Despite massive security efforts north and south of the border, the drug-fueled [really, "prohibition-fueled"] killing spree in Mexico is continuing and is on course to surpass last year's record toll, federal officials told Congress Thursday.
The main issue with the above paragraph is it incorrectly blames drugs. Drugs are not fueling the violence and killing, people's greedy ways are!
Here is the real progression: Prohibition is fueling the insane prices for those drugs. A self-righteous, holier-than-thou attitude is fueling the ongoing efforts to justify prohibition and the heavy-handed measures to stamp out illegal drugs (in vain).
God said "Blessed are the peacemakers." Do I see peace being made or violence escalating every years I've paid attention to this issue?
As the opening paragraph notes, Congress is being fully appraised of this situation. Seems like they are acting like a deer looking at oncoming headlights.