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Mexico: The War Next Door #988270

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 13, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. Note: local school closings on screen.

(Mexico City: Mark Potter) The flow of guns from the US to drug cartels in Mexico that is called the “iron river” examined; scenes shown of Mexican soldiers destroying seized weapons and the site of the Acapulco police massacre; details given about the role of American straw buyers hired by the cartels and the guilty plea from Francisco Reyes††, whose straw buyer, the late Kyle Wooten† {photo shown}, was paid to buy assault rifles; surveillance video of weapons being hidden in Texas for the La Familia cartel shown. [Wooten’s mother Robin TYLER†- wonders.] [ATF deputy assistant director of field operations William McMAHON†- says the buyers are being taken advantage of.] [ATF supervisory special agent Rick SERRANO†- describes how guns are hidden in vehicles.]

Williams, Brian;
Potter, Mark

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