No one knows how many young people are joining the drug traffickers, but it is luring many.
The illegal business is worth an estimated $80 billion dollars a year.
According to a US State Department official, thats drawn an estimated 150 thousand Mexicans to the illegal drug trade and fueled the violence.
For them, the answer is simple: the government must remove the economic incentive for trafficking drugs by legalising them.
Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.
Illegal logging in Indonesia has wiped out up millions of hectares of forest and driven the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction.
The recent spate of killings in Sumatra’s Jambi’s province shows that loggers and tigers are now locked in battle over a fast-dwindling area.
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports.