The Drug War At Home: Spillover Violence

May 27, 2011

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.

Fronteras: The Drug War At Home