Explosions shake up Mexico

We've praised Mexican President Pena-Nieto's efforts to reform PEMEX and the out of control teachers' union. But President Pena-Nieto was reminded this weekend that criminal elements can punch and punch very hard.  Mexico had a rather violent weekend in Michoacan, ground zero for cartel violence. We posted about Michoacan a few weeks ago.  Most Americans don't know much about Michoacan but it is where the action is in the war south of the border.  This is from The LA Times: "Assailants early Sunday blew up at least nine electrical power plants in one of Mexico's largest states, triggering blackouts that gunmen then used as cover to torch gasoline stations, residents and authorities said.   The attacks in Michoacan state, west of the capital, did not cause deaths or serious injuries, authorities said. But they served as a pointed reminder of the strength of drug gangs and other criminals.  Shortly after midnight,...(Read Full Post)