September 24, 2009

“Of course the cartels existed back then too,” he says, “but they were local and all they did was transport drugs into the US. There were killings too, but the criminals would carry them out very carefully, so that no one would notice. One of the big gang bosses was our butcher, and when we were kids, our parents always took us to his place to eat tripe tacos. And then one day we saw him on TV being led away by federal authorities and prosecuted as the head of the Juárez cartel.”

-Juarez Mayor Jose Ferriz

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