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Drug Wars / Mexico-US Border / Juarez #923158

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The state of the drug wars in Mexico that is spreading to the US outlined. [Attorney General Eric HOLDER†- speaks about the drug roundup in the US and Mexico with drugs and weapons seized.]

(Juarez, Mexico: Michael Ware) The front lines in the cartel war on drugs in Juarez, Mexico, featured; scenes shown of a bullet-riddled car of an American woman, Maricela Molinar; details given about the murder of police officers, civilians and cartel members killed by rivals. [Wife murdered, Jose MOLINAR†- recounts seeing his wife's truck on the news.] [Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose REYES FERRIZ†- says they started killing police officers.] The cartel's threat against the mayor and his family noted. [Mexican government spokesman Enrique TORRES†- {thru reporter's translation} says this war will not be over quickly.] [Mother murdered Alba PRIETO†- comments on dealing with her loss.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Michael Ware) The nature of the operation of the Mexican cartels in American cities, including kidnapping and murder, discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Ware, Michael;
Michael, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:06:20

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