True Teen Stories from Mexico: Surviving Gangs and the Drug Wars (Library Binding)
Though many Mexican states are peaceful and feature lifestyles not unlike those enjoyed by other North Americans, regions of Mexico are plagued by violence and terror. In 2016, more than twenty thousand people were killed in the country as a direct consequence of the drug wars. This volume highlights the experiences of teens who have lived through the violence. Background information sheds light on how crime, gangs, and drugs became such a pressing problem in Mexico. This book also looks forward, discussing potential solutions for achieving peace.