MEXICO: The Narcotics War of Nuevo Laredo

One evening three weeks ago, Auto Salesman José Jiménez Lizcano was talking with a young customer in front of his home in Nuevo Laredo, just across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas. Suddenly, a late-model yellow Mustang cruised past, and a gunman stuck the barrel of an AR-15 automatic rifle out the window and fired a burst at the two men. Jiménez, whom someone in the underworld apparently suspected of working with the police, escaped the second attempt on his life in nine months and promptly departed for Chicago. His customer, a...

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