Friday, July 01, 2011

Mexico Deploys 2,800 Troops To Texas Border State

Mexico has deployed 2,800 soldiers to the state of Tamaulipas along the Texas border, in an effort to purge corruption in local police forces. The troops have replaced most civilian officers in about 22 Tamaulipas cities and towns, including Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros, as well as Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. The military is now conducting interviews and drug tests on officers to determine who stays and who goes, according to the Brownsville Herald...more

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