Vigilante violence in Mexico

Across Mexico, and especially in northern border areas, the ravages of the drug cartels and the breakdown of the legal system are giving way to a wave of vigilante violence.

 
 

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Nine-year-old Lisette mourns her mother, Rosalia Esther Vazquez, at their home in the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero, in Chihuahua, Mexico's most violent state. Vazquez was one of five people killed in October when gunmen opened fire on three buses transporting factory workers in Juarez.


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