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World Briefing / Mexico

Protests demand that army leave border towns

February 18, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of people blocked bridges to the U.S. in three border cities, demanding that the army leave, a challenge to a Mexican government struggling to quell drug violence. The blockades in Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa were similar to recent protests in Monterrey organized by drug cartels, authorities said.

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