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December 23, 2008 1:36 PM

Recession slows Mexican immigrants' holiday trips home

Typically, a million Mexicans head south in December loaded down with toys for Christmas. At home, they receive a hero's welcome for their hard labor and largesse. This year, however, with an economic recession, drug war and tougher border enforcement, fewer cars are rolling across the border with less bounty to unload.

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