Today, while I was listening to All Things Considered a few stories caught my attention. The first interesting feature was about the Mexican drug crisis in the border city of Tijuana. At least 20 physicians have been believed to have been abducted, by drug cartel kidnappers. The obvious reason behind the kidnappings is that drug traffickers generally believe doctors are wealthier, which unlike the US is not entirely true. The Mexican army has been deployed on the streets to try and quell the violence. I guess what is so amazing about the Mexican drug problem is how blatant the cartels are, by providing advance notice of their activities to the government. Imagine if we lived in a partially lawless society.
The second story I wanted to mention was Nepal’s Monarchy, which is now abolished since the Nepalese assembly voted to get rid of it. A personal aside to my own trip to Copenhagen during my wonderful time there 🙂 , I had the opportunity to visit two castles of historic significance. Fredensborg and Rosenberg slot. When I walked around inside the two castles I admired the detail and grandeur. However, its painfully obvious that most of the monarchs believed they were God from their extravagance. I’m glad society has moved past that waste, but nevertheless its always nice to go visit castles and learn about the past.