Soldiers in Front of Burned Bus

Photo via Vice News, originally via AP.

A week has passed since violence struck Jalisco’s capital, Guadalajara, and many other points in the state including its biggest tourist beach draw, Puerto Vallarta. 4 neighboring states were affected as well: Colima, Guanajuato, Michoacán, and Nayarit. As life has returned to “normal” here in the city (more or less), we think it prudent to review what the violence was and also what it wasn’t, instead of allowing fear and news sensationalism to get the better of all of us.