Latest update: 27/09/2011
The safe haven of Monterrey turns deadly
Until recently, the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico was a safe and prosperous haven from the drugs war raging around it. But that all changed with the attack on its casino in August. At least 52 people were killed when armed men set fire to the building. President Calderon called it "terrorism", and this has started a debate about whether the drugs-related violence paralysing the country can indeed be termed "terror".