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NPT Drug War: Suddenly, the border exists, and everyone’s writing and broadcasting about us

On and off, major news organizations such as television network news and major papers like the NY Times write and broadcast stories about the border. In the past week, the LA Times, New York Times, CBS and many others have written and broadcasted about the Drug War and the violence in Juarez and Mexico. Somehow, the old adage, just make sure the name is spelled correctly, doesn’t seem like much comfort:

CBS News: The War Next Door

LA Times: The war we gave Mexico

Time Mag: “One of the world’s most militarized borders.”

NY Times: ‘We could still rescue ourselves.’

LA Times: Columbus’ view on the ‘bloody brawl’

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 3, 2009 at 10:28 am

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  1. I think some are using violence as another way to demonize Mexico, Mexicans and the border communities. Today’s LA Times ran a photo of the Mexican army arriving in Juarez. It looks like the Gaza strip. There was also another warning to students to avoid Tijuana and Rosarito during Spring Break.

    Patricia Perez

    March 3, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  2. It would be nice if CBS would let us know which gun shop is selling missile launchers, RPG’s and grenades. What CBS has done is lie to the American People. The cartels are getting their guns the same way they are getting their drugs. From South America. Another thing they won’t tell you is those US made guns were given to certain countries like Mexico and other Latin American Countries by the US Government. They are not coming from gun shops in the US that’s for sure. You ask why. Cost and the great probably of getting caught and you can only smuggle 1 or 2 weapons at a time if that many.

    Lisa T

    March 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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