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Mexican Journalists Chronicle Lives of Two Who Died at San Fernando Slaughternew

The small town of San Fernando, situated just 90 miles south of Brownsville in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, emerged as a symbol of the ferocious drug war gripping Mexico in late August 2010 when authorities stumbled upon the bodies of 72 South- and Central-American immigrants who had been bound, blindfolded, and methodically executed by gunmen on the outskirts of an abandoned ranch.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  06-09-2011  |  Movies

Steel Bars vs. Lead Bulletsnew

A longtime (undocumented) Texas resident is on the run from both U.S. immigration officials and a Mexican drug cartel.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Peter Gorman  |  04-21-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Know Your Dealer: Cause and Effect in Partyvillenew

Like a sommelier’s list of rare vintages, the underground, illegal pharmaceutical buffet beckons users into the local facet of the “Drug War.” But could a dangerous conflict really derive its fuel from a service this enticing and available, and treated with such exclusivity?
San Antonio Current  |  Baldemar Villarreal  |  02-24-2010  |  Drugs

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