When The Underground Economy Kills Off Main Street

By on January 06, 2011

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Ciudad Mier

The Mexican border town of Ciudad Mier emptied in mid-November. More than 6,000 inhabitants fled as rival drug gangs shot up the place with bazookas, rocket-propelled grenades, and rifles, threatening to kill anyone who dared stay. And so the drug trade, the most virulent of black markets, claimed another victim: an entire town.
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