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Drug Violence In Mexico Threatens U.S. Borders

A brutal wave of drug violence is ravaging cities near the U.S.-Mexico border, and governments of both countries pointed fingers at each other this week over who's to blame.

More than 6,000 people were killed south of the border last year — 1,000 have died already this year — and a new State Department report says violence is now spilling over the U.S. border.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
Robert Smith is a host for NPR's Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.