Marisol Valles Garcia now gazes toward Mexico from the safety of the United States.
"My country is so close, but so far away," she said.
Six months ago, they called Valles Garcia the bravest woman in Mexico. The petite but fiery 20-year-old student took a job no one else wanted: police chief in a border region terrorized by the drug war, where police chiefs have become an endangered species. Her predecessor was tortured by drug cartels and then beheaded.
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