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Ex-U.S. Drug Czar Warns of Mexican Border Rush Because of Cartel Violence

January 08, 2009  | 

A former U.S. drug czar warned that drug-fueled violence from Mexico could spll across the border in a written report.

"A failure by the Mexican political system to curtail lawlessness and violence could result (in) a surge of millions of refugees crossing the U.S. border to escape the domestic misery of violence, failed economic policy, poverty, hunger, joblessness, and the mindless cruelty and injustice of a criminal state," wrote Barry McCaffrey, in an after-action report based on the Dec. 5-7 International Forum of Intelligence & Security Specialists in Mexico, an advisory group to Mexican law enforcement leaders.

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Tags: Immigration Enforcement, Narcoterrorism, Mexican Drug Cartels, Agency Cooperation

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informed @ 12/9/2011 1:18 PM

I visited Juarez Mexico in 2000 seeking a leisure vacation. Within two hours I could sense the desperation and low-brow criminal activity. I left quickly back to El Paso. I could not imagine how bad things would get in Juarez by 2010; however, I can now guess was a calculated epidemic.

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