Monthly Archives: May 2009

Drug Cartels Still In Action

Story originally published at

PRI's The World Logo


Mexico’s violent drug cartels didn’t simply pack up and go home when the H1N1flu arrived. In fact, they’re just as active as before. The World’s Lorne Matalon reports that the government has once again stepped up its attempts to beat back the cartels.

Posted in BBC's The World, Photography, Radio | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Flu Politics In Mexico

Story originally published at

PRI's The World Logo


Lorne Matalon reports on some of the political fallout from the swine flu outbreak in Mexico. Some opposition politicians are criticizing the government for not reacting fast enough to the outbreak, or for overreacting. President Felipe Calderon has defended his government’s actions as swift and appropriate.

Posted in BBC's The World, Radio | Tagged , , | Leave a comment