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Mexico at War: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Comment Box: Legalization and Life on the Border

We're about halfway through our trip, so we thought it would be a good time to go through some of the questions and comments you've left on the blog. As with any story about drugs, there have been many questions...

By Travis Fox and William Booth  |  June 19, 2009; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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A Small Town Cop, Out-Gunned by Traffickers

Ascension, Mexico -- The violence got so scary that hundreds of citizens occupied the town hall in May to demand that the Mexican army come protect them. Soldiers now rumble through a couple of times a week. Then they...

By Travis Fox and William Booth  |  June 19, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The Town of Lonely Dentists

Palomas, Mexico -- This is the little border town that discount 
dentistry built. There are the usual liquor stores and curio venders, and even 
a cantina with a Statute of Liberty on the roof. But mostly the streets are...

By Travis Fox and William Booth  |  June 18, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Drug Smuggler's Story

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico -- Along the Mexican border, people generally try to avoid drug traffickers. We went looking for one. With the help of a veteran journalist in Juarez, we meet Jose Lucio Hernandez, a former smuggler. Hernandez says...

By William Booth and Travis Fox  |  June 17, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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A Rare Night Out in Juarez

Audio Panorama: Click to View Ciudad Juarez, Mexico -- When the plane lands in Ciudad Juarez, you step into a clean modern airport out in the sunny desert. You rent a car from Hertz or Avis, and drive the main...

By William Booth and Travis Fox  |  June 16, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Addicts Latest Victims of Drug War

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico -- When you visit the drug rehab centers in Ciudad Juarez, what you notice are the arms. The addicts have arms that are purple with scars. The new guys have arms still raw from the needles....

By William Booth and Travis Fox  |  June 15, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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