by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: Why Is The U.S. Ignoring Mexico's Drug War Why Is Mexico Drug War Being Ignored? -- Ted Galen Carpenter, Special to CNN A striking feature of the presidential debate on foreign policy was the total lack of attention given to Latin America notably the drug violence wracking our next door neighbor, Mexico. Nearly 60,000 people have perished since 2006 in the Mexican governments military-led offensive against the countrys powerful, ruthless drug cartels. But while President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both obsessed about the Middle East, they virtually ignored Washingtons relations with our southern neighbors. After a brief observation from Romney near the start of the debate that the region offered important and neglected economic opportunities for the United States, both candidates quickly abandoned the Western Hemisphere. Read more .... Why is Mexico drug war being ignored? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs My Comment: This is a good question .... but why is the U.S. media and the American political class ignoring this important story is beyond me.