Mexican troops and federal police are fighting a multi-front war against the private armies of powerful drug cartels that are themselves engaged in turf battles along the U.S. border. Thousands of Mexicans have been killed in the past two years, and many police officers have links to drug gangs.
SOURCE: | By Gene Thorp and Dita Smith - The Washington Post - March 16, 2008
Drug Trade Tyranny on The Border Article | TIJUANA, Mexico The killers prowled through Loma Bonita in the pre-dawn chill. In silence, they navigated a labyrinth of wood shacks at the crest of a dirt lane in the blighted Tijuana neighborhood, police say. They were looking for Margarito Saldaña, an easygoing 43-year-old district police comm...