U.S. City Under Fire From Mexican Drug Cartels
AUGUST 26, 2010
Drug-related violence along the Mexican border has become so serious that bullets from shootouts among rival smugglers have spilled over into a major U.S. city long ranked among the nation’s safest.
In the last few weeks alone, at least eight bullets have fired into
The first bullets struck
This sort of violence is typical in Juarez, which has long been the center of Mexico’s massive drug war. More than 6,000 people have been killed there in the last few years because rival cartels engaged in a war with each other and Mexican authorities for control of smuggling routes into the U.S. Over the years communities on the American side of the border have been largely shielded from the violence but that is quickly changing.
In a letter to President Obama after the
This sort of deadly violence has also spread into other parts of the U.S., even as the powerful open borders movement successfully lobbies the Obama Administration to look the other way as it escalates. Just a few months ago signs were posted at national parks near the border, mostly in
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