It's the Mexican drug war this time, but it's essentially the same story. Some extremely privileged people find themselves affected for a very brief time by a serious international tragedy and manage to get out perfectly (sorry, but it'll save you 2 disgusting nonsensical hours). The body count ratio between Mexicans and Americans is something like 100:1. Everything turns out fine as long as the girl who just had to take that one last trip to the mall gets out okay.
It's amazing that it's the same guy who made Platoon. It's either that he completely fails to grasp any event that wasn't a part of his own life directly, or he's completely lost his potency. Probably both. Thank goodness he didn't make a movie about 9/11. Oh. Yeah..