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Mexican violence closes in on border states

The violence is not just in Juarez; it's also south of New Mexico, Arizona, and California


By Diana M. Alba
Alamogordo Daily News

LAS CRUCES, NM — Daily reports of drug cartel-related killings in Juarez may numb sensitivity to the severity of the situation just across New Mexico's southern border.

There is, after all, an international boundary lined with miles of fence and patrolled by scores of federal agents that separates Mexico from the United States.

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