Mexico: As corpses stack up in narco-violence, president launches surreal TV tourism campaign

William Booth in the Washington Post covers a disastrous media juxtaposition that many of my internet-friends in Mexico have been talking about online today:

The timing couldn’t have been worse. As Mexican President Felipe Calderon was unveiling a new campaign and TV program Tuesday to draw wary tourists back to his country, a gang dumped 35 bodies at a busy intersection in the tourist zone in the coastal city of Veracruz.

One of those videos is here: "Mexico, the Royal Tour." To be fair, many in Mexico have been criticizing this surreal Presidential publicity campaign long before yesterday's Veracruz horror, which seems to be only the latest in an ongoing stream of horrors.

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