Mexican Drug Cartel Violence Nearing the US

Monday, June 04, 2012

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We hear stores almost daily now about violence among drug cartels in Mexico, but over the weekend some of that violence spilled over the border. Police in rural Arizona found a charred SUV with five bodies inside along a stretch of desert road commonly used as a smuggling route. Authorities haven't charged anyone for the crime, but all signs are pointing to the cartels.

Ioan Grillo is a journalist based in Mexico City, covering drugs and crime for Reuters and author of "El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency."


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