May 27, 2011

Whack-a-mole War and the Border: The Spillover Violence Debate At The Border

Part of an excellent series on the drug war on the U.S. side of the border, by Fronteras, a co-operative news project of a number of public radio stations in the southwest U.S. 

The Drug War At Home: The Spillover Violence Debate At The Border | Fronteras: "With every report of drug-related violence in Northern Mexico, comes the fear that the shootouts, the assassinations, and kidnappings will spillover into the United States.

But when does a crime along the border become an example of spillover violence? And when is it just a crime?

It’s all a matter of local interpretation and, sometimes, political manipulation. Even some media hysteria."

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