by Conor Friedersdorf

In response to my post about drug violence in Mexico, an expat American argues that I've given an unduly dire portrait of our southern neighbor. The item is enjoyably evocative of life in a part of the country that isn't wracked by violence. It's a useful read for anyone trying to form an accurate picture of Mexican affairs, and you can read it here.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.