Family caught between cartel violence and poverty is a moving story in today’s Sacramento Bee about the impact the Mexican drug war has had on two of my students — Abigali Aguirre (who I’ve been lucky enough to have as a student for the past two years), her sister Ali (who I hope to have in my class this year) and their courageous mother.

It brings the impact of Mexico’s drug war beyond the headlines and close to home.