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Spring break warning…

10 March 2013

Via Frontera NorteSur: on-line, U.S.-Mexico border news (Center for Latin American and Border Studies, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico…


… “More shootouts in the U.S.,” proclaimed a teaser on Televisa. On a recent newscast, announcer Joaquin Lopez-Doriga reported that 1,800 people had been killed by gun violence in the U.S. during the previous two months. “The numbers, undoubtedly, could be higher,” Lopez-Doriga added.

In both print and electronically, Mexican media have given ample coverage to Newtown, ex-cop Chris Dorner’s southern California killing spree, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego’s murderous rampage in Albuquerque, and more. “For the umpteenth time,” led off a news announcer on a recent edition of Mexico’s TVCN news, before digging into February’s Las Vegas strip shooting that left two innocent passerby in a taxi dead.

If current trends continue, it should come as no surprise if the Mexican media and government begin to issue broader advisories to their citizens traveling to the United States…

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  1. Mary O'Grady permalink
    11 March 2013 1:59 pm

    On February 17 at about 2:30 a.m., my house, in a heretofore quiet neighborhood of Austin, Texas, was hit by three stray bullets, one of which destroyed a kitchen cabinet door and broke some dishes. The source? A party down the street held by drunken University of Texas undergraduates.
    The host of the party is not cooperating with the police. Neither are the other partygoers.
    I hope that he and his friends take their guns to Mexico over Spring Break and get caught with them there.

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