The awful details of deadly drug wars often are not reported by the Mexican media, because editors and reporters fear for their lives. We get a progress report on President Caldern's military offensive and what it could mean north of the border. Also, insurers drop child-only policies as President Obama touts health reform. On Reporter's Notebook, are election-year politics interfering with this year's debate on military spending?
Banner image: Relatives and friends of murdered El Diario photojournalist Luis Carlos Santiago mourn next to his coffin during his funeral in Ciudad Juarez, on September 18, 2010. Photo: Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images