March 27th, 2009
08:18 AM ET

The mass graves of Juarez

On location with Anderson, photographer Gil Delarosa documents the mass graves of Juarez – yet another sign of the devastation wrought by the drug cartels of Mexico.

Filed under: Mexico
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  1. Annie Kate

    What a sad picture and what a story it tells. The end result of doing business with the cartel – death.

    March 27, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
  2. GF, Los Angeles

    I've said it before, pot is not the only lucrative drug coming from Mexico. Plus there are strong ties to the smuggling of illegals – double the profits to charge an illegal to help them cross over and have them carry the drugs in. Legalizing pot will not solve the violence. As a matter of fact with more competition from U.S. making it, there may be more violence as these cartels try and keep or grow their share of the market. These cartels are not rational people that we can do business with.

    March 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
  3. Devenny, living in a border city next to Mexico

    Being that pot in the most profitable and least devastating drug in comparison to those made by man, if the government would legalize only pot, I believe that action would dramatically drive down the cartel violence. Another plus about legalization is the massive amount of tax revenue the government would acquire which they could use to knock off some of our deficit and give to institutions which are in dire need. The state of California alone brings in 11 million in tax revenue a year. Imagine if the entire country got smart. If alcohol can be regulated and still cause all the devastation that it does (you can't compare driving drunk to driving under the influence of pot), then pot can be regulated as well.

    March 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  4. Isabel (Brazil)

    This is very shocking! But it need to be shown!

    Often, in the comfort (and safety?) from our homes, we don't have notion of something so brutal.

    March 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  5. Lawrence Cushing

    Hello Anderson, I watch your show every night, however, next tme you find a drug informer or "Cartel member" why dont you ask the simple question, "How would you end the drug problem in the United States?" Listen to me, people that know how to think out of the box. Decision makers, not followers, will tell you to "Legalize it" which would take the profit out of the game. Have we not learned anything from (Alcohol Prohibition) how many more people need to die to wake up the American Politician? Could you sell a six pack of beer to earn money, they keep puting children into the picture, I have "Eight Grandchildren, and I truely believe this needs to be legalized Now! Thank you, welcome any response.

    March 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  6. Cindy

    WOW...you aren't kidding when you say there are mass graves there!! How many is that!? It is really sad that these people are killed and found then buried again in another mass grave with no name or anything. It's sad for their families who will never know what happened to them!


    March 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  7. Mari

    What a tragedy. God help us, all!

    March 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm |