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Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Violence returns to Tijuana after lull in May

Ten killed brings total to 232 this year

By Jose Luis Jiménez

UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

June 10, 2008

TIJUANA – After a brief calm, the violence that has battered Tijuana returned this weekend when seven people were killed over a 36-hour period, pushing the number of homicides to 232 for the year, authorities said.

An additional three bodies were found near Rosarito Beach, bringing the number of people killed over the weekend to 10.

Among the victims were a Tijuana police officer, two women and the three men found on the outskirts of Rosarito Beach, at least one of whom showed signs that he was burned.

Mexican officials say that after a comparative lull in May, in which 21 homicides occurred in Tijuana, the record-setting pace returned in June. With nearly three weeks left in the month, there have already been 15 slayings.

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