Saturday, November 27, 2010

Latin American Herald Tribune - Crossing the Border: Mexico’s Drug Cartels Expand Recruitment of Americans

So far this year, according to the records, 10 El Paso residents have been detained in Mexico’s murder capital on drug-related charges, equaling the number arrested in all of 2009. Four suspects from the Texas border city have been arrested in Juarez this week alone. “Among the transnational criminal organizations there is a clear intent to recruit binational (Mexican-American) citizens or Americans because it is so easy for them to move around. It is easier to come and go,” said University of Texas at El Paso researcher and political scientist Antonio Payan.

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