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Ballots and Bullets in the Heat of Mexico’s Drug War | Foreign Policy

Ballots and Bullets in the Heat of Mexico’s Drug War | Foreign Policy

A Mexican Navy helicopter pursues two SUVs carrying armed suspects through the outskirts of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas. Schools and local businesses are placed on lockdown as marines arrive to secure the area. Finally cornered in a public plaza, the eight suspects abandon their vehicles and take aim at the chopper with automatic weapons. The marines aboard quickly return fire, killing eight gunmen.

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