Stuart Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism: We know that the U.S. is fighting two wars halfway around the world. What we don’t appreciate is that a third war between Mexican drug cartels is being fought right on our southwestern border. This week, a delegation led by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met their Mexican counterparts in Mexico City to discuss how to bring the situation under control. The violence centers in Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city of 1.7 million just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. In the past year there have been 3,400 murders in that city. Last week three people were killed after driving away from a birthday party at the American consulate. Most of the dead are ages 14 to 25, and they are thought to be in the drug trade. Why are these cartels killing each other, and why have they not been brought under control?
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