Matamoros Becomes Ground Zero As Drug War Shifts On Mexican Border

April 1, 2015 6:55 PM

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State police officers patrol a highway between Ciudad Victoria and Matamoros, in northeast Mexico, in 2011. Mexico's drug and turf wars have descended on the once tourist-friendly border town of Matamoros.

Matamoros, which sits across the bridge from Brownsville, Texas, used to be a laid-back border town famed for margaritas and manufacturing.

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