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Wave of death terrifies Nogales

February 17, 2010
Arizona Daily Star

The number of killings in Mexico’s drug wars has spiked to unheard-of levels in Nogales, Sonora, during the past two months as a powerful cartel tries to seize control of the valuable corridor.

The 98 people killed in the Mexican border city since Dec. 1 are more than the total number of homicides for 2006 and 2007 combined, according to a tally maintained by El Imparcial newspaper.

There’s no evidence that drug traffickers are targeting visiting U.S. citizens or Mexicans not involved in the trade, but officials worry that the risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time has increased.

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