We’re live from Mexico City on Monday, before the team moves on to Indiana at the end of the week.
My colleagues Alicia (from the World Today ) and Ben (from Newshour) are – as i write this- in the air and on their way to the Mexican capital to prepare for the show.
They- with the help of our correspondent there Steve Gibbs and his colleague Sarah -have put together a great cast of people for you to talk with and listen to.
And the country’s President Calderon wants a region-wide response to the problem.
What goes with it is crime, and therefore people fearing for their own safety. Here’s what one person told us – who’s going to be on the programme..
“I’ve been kidnapped twice, my car has been stolen once and I’ve been robbed in the street two times with a gun pointed at me — and I live in one of the safest parts of Mexico City.”
and this from another of our guests…
“My cousin who lived in my home town Guerrero, which used to be a very peaceful place, worked hard enough to make a small fortune was kidnapped, owned 3 or 4 houses and run a construction business. Three weeks later he was shot and thrown away by a road . This is not a horror movie, it is the reality we mexicans have to face every day, especially if we watch Mexican news”
and who’s fault is it ? – another of our contributors says :
“In my opinion we are all too blame. The government has just begun doing what they are supposed to in terms of enforcing the law and actively and effectively prosecuting crimes and illegal activities. Political forces have not done their job of looking after the national interests and instead have been trying to preserve their privileges and benefits.”
So if you’re in Mexico City on Monday and want to take part, let me know. And if you have a question for our guests , it’s the same deal.