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Gaze Not on the Face of Evil: Massacre by Assembly Line

by Gary Moore Before dawn on May 13, at a lonely road shoulder in northeast Mexico, only 75 miles south of the U.S. border, a reported total of 49 severely mutilated bodies were dumped in a single event, by a … Continue reading

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San Fernando: Peace or Pretense?

by Inside the Border/Gary Moore The town of San Fernando, only ninety miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border, reminds us that the Information Age is flawed. Though San Fernando has been the site of the largest massacre series in modern … Continue reading

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More Buses, More Darkness

by Inside the Border/Gary Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . The riddle is as big as Mexico: What really happened to the Hartsells? Sure, this was just one more doomed passenger bus, … Continue reading

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Secrets of the 42: #10. OUTLAWS’ ROOST AT SÁRIC

by Inside the Border/Gary Moore The tiny municipio of Sáric, with its 27 miles of desert frontage opposite the Arizona border, is a case study in Mexico-The-Invisible. Sáric brims with secrets, but few observers stumble in to view its exotic … Continue reading

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Drop That Dime on a Hot Plaza–It’s Their Loss

by Inside the Border/Gary Moore Cartel Spanish 101: Dropping a dime is like heating up the plaza: You burn your villages on retreat… In back-street English, “dropping a dime” on someone means snitching to the cops. But the drug war … Continue reading

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Spillover – The Riddles Grow

by Inside the Border/Gary Moore Is Mexico’s drug war spilling into the United States? Two recent cases bring new prominence–and new confusion–to this old question. The two current cases of spillover violence, on October 30 and November 24, occurred more … Continue reading

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Flying Blind

by Inside the Border/Gary Moore. The weather trap closed quickly. The Super Puma helicopter carrying eight persons, including “the second most powerful man in Mexico,” Internal Security Minister Francisco Blake Mora, took off from Mexico City in what appeared to … Continue reading

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