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Fri May 27, 2011
The Drug War At Home: Spillover Violence
By Hernan Ruxemberg & Ruxandra Guidi
South Texas & San Diego, CA – With every new report of an outbreak of drug war-related violence in Northern Mexico, comes the fear that the shootouts, the assassinations and kidnappings will spread into the U.S. But when does a crime along the border become an example of spillover violence? And when is it just... a crime?
As Hernan Rozemberg in South Texas and Ruxandra Guidi in San Diego report from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, it's all a matter of local interpretation and, sometimes, political manipulation.