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Hundreds of Mexicans Seek Shelter Near Border from Drug Prohibition War

Location: 
Roma
Mexico
Eleven blocks from the Texas border, hundreds of destitute Mexicans are gathered in a shelter, escaping what they fear is certain death.
Publication/Source: 
The Texas Tribune (TX)
URL: 
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-mexico-border-news/texas-mexico-border/hundreds-of-mexicans-seek-shelter-near-border/

Report: Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations Spreading to Other Countries

Location: 
Mexico
New government reports indicate Mexican drug trafficking organizations -- seemingly undeterred by the drug prohibition war they are currently engaged in -- are making a bigger push to organize their black market activities in the United States, Europe and neighboring Latin American countries.
Publication/Source: 
All Headline News (FL)
URL: 
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7020541458?Report:%20Mexican%20Drug%20Cartels%20Spreading%20to%20Other%20Countries

Gunmen in Mexico's Drug Prohibition War Getting Younger

Location: 
Mexico
Mexican police detained a minor accused of working as a gunman for a drug trafficking organization after shocking videos and photos surfaced online of fresh-faced boys mugging for the camera with guns and corpses. One video, briefly posted on YouTube, showed a youth, apparently in his teens, confessing to working for a branch of the Beltran Leyva organization. "When we don't find the rivals, we kill innocent people, maybe a construction worker or a taxi driver," the youth said.
Publication/Source: 
The Associated Press
URL: 
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jFwO_9m-SrIQNpK9fvClvWlflc8w?docId=c162de08a5264041baa0fd96a28113de

Drug Prohibition War Forces Flight from Mexican Town

Location: 
Ciudad Mier, TAM
Mexico
Around 300 people have abandoned the town of Ciudad Mier, fleeing drug prohibition violence from traffickers who were threatening residents. The town, one of numerous cities on borderlands believed to be in dispute by two rival organizations, is a stone's throw from the border of Texas. More than 60 people have been killed in the town of about 6,000 people this year.
Publication/Source: 
The Wall Street Journal (NY)
URL: 
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703848204575608990334970362.html

Drug Trafficking Organization Interferes with Boulder Rescue Squad

Location: 
Boulder, CO
United States
Life-saving equipment, including a special extraction device, is now sitting on the floor inside the Boulder Emergency Squad because delivery to Mexico faces setbacks due to drug traffickers. The items were supposed to be delivered to Mante, Mexico, one of Boulder’s sister cities where the need for the gear is great. Delivery is impossible at the moment as the squad is being told that the traffickers have taken over many of the roads between the border and the city.
Publication/Source: 
KMGH (CO)
URL: 
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/25767123/detail.html

Mexico Drug Prohibition Violence Costs $350K Daily in Natgas Losses

Location: 
Mexico
Prohibition-caused threats and violence by drug trafficking organizations are preventing some government oil workers from reaching installations in northern Mexico and costing state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos about $350,000 every day in lost production. That amounts to about $10.5 million per month, or about 2.3 percent of Mexico's $450 million per month average in monthly natural gas revenues.
Publication/Source: 
ABC News (US)
URL: 
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12126283

Mexico Finds Killing Drug Kingpins Can Add to Mayhem

Location: 
Mexico
Last week's killing of the top drug lord in the Gulf Cartel marked the second takedown of a major capo in Mexico in a little over two months. Experts in Mexico and the United States say the strategy has a real downside.
Publication/Source: 
Miami Herald (FL)
URL: 
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/11/1920346/mexico-finds-killing-drug-kingpins.html

Drug Prohibition War Prompts Text Message Alert System at UT-Brownsville

Location: 
Brownsville, TX
United States
The University of Texas-Brownsville/Texas Southmost College is planning an emergency text messaging system as part of its strategy to alert students and faculty to dangers amid the drug prohibition war raging across the Rio Grande. One recent intelligence alert had campus police knocking on dorm doors in the middle of the night to warn students to stay indoors.
Publication/Source: 
San Antonio Express-News (TX)
URL: 
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/drug_war_prompts_text_message_alert_system_at_ut-brownsville_107093873.html

Drug Prohibition Violence Causes Church Crisis in Northern Mexico

Location: 
TAM
Mexico
Low attendance and a drop in donations have caused a financial crisis for the northeastern Mexican Diocese of Nuevo Laredo, which is located in an area plagued by drug prohibition violence. Weekly collections are no longer sufficient to pay for basic services, such as water and electricity.
Publication/Source: 
Latin America Herald Tribune (Venezuela)
URL: 
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=376523&CategoryId=14091

Ford Sales in Mexico Drop Over Drug Trafficking Organization Fears

Location: 
Mexico
Ford Motor Company is reporting sales of one of its truck models has dropped sharply in Mexico, and they say it's because of drug trafficking organizations.
Publication/Source: 
KSWT (AZ)
URL: 
http://www.kswt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13464862

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