Courts & Crime

December 11, 2010

Mexico's drug gangs aim at new target — teachers

At least once or twice a day, sirens blare here as firefighters in this violent border city speed to the latest store or restaurant that gangsters have firebombed for ignoring extortion demands. Now as Christmas approaches, mobsters have chosen a new target, turning their sights on humble schoolteachers and demanding their Christmas bonuses — or else.

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