Mexico Goes After the Narcos — Before They Join the Gangs

February 26, 2013

boy-with-toy-gunTime, 2/25/2013

The gunshots at dawn woke residents of the cinder-block homes in Nezahualcóyotl, a working-class city on the edge of the Mexican capital, making a few people duck for cover behind their beds. When they finally peered out their windows, they saw the corpses of two young men, one stacked over the other, beside a threatening note written on cardboard and signed by the drug cartel called La Familia. The double murder, which took place on Feb. 16, was the latest in a series of killings that has brought the drug war to the edges of Mexico City — the mountain capital that has long been viewed as a safe haven from the cartel violence ravaging other parts of Mexico.

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