Dec 24, 2011

Drug War Collateral Damage: Alone for Christmas: South Texans separated from Mexican relatives by drug violence

Corpus Christi Caller-Times: "Frayed family ties, another casualty of the drug war, are an especially stark reality during the Christmas season. For many with family across the border, December can be a lonely month.

"I'm very sad, very sad," Silvia Rodriguez of Corpus Cristi said. "Because with all my heart I want to go to Mexico."

Violence fueled by the drug cartels has spiraled out of control in recent years, making it increasingly difficult for South Texans to see their parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins and, in some cases, their own children in Mexico." read more

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