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Tue May 24, 2011
The Drug War At Home: Valley of Corruption
By Hernan Rozemberg
Sullivan City, TX – The southernmost tip of Texas is the 120-mile-wide Rio Grande Valley. This region is home to a string of small towns perched on the edge of Mexican states like Tamaulipas, where drug cartels have taken over entire cities. These cartels are expanding their reach north of the border, trapping many U.S. public officials in a web of corruption.
Fronteras Changing America Desk reporter Hernan Rozemberg traveled to Sullivan City, Texas, a tiny hamlet in the Rio Grande Valley that's mired in drug trade controversy.