Mexican Drug Wars: When Media Silenced, Twitter Alerts Citizens

The border town of Reynosa, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, is under siege. There's a three-way street war between the Mexican authorities and two drug cartels competing for the lucrative routes north into McAllen, Texas. With eight journalists having been abducted, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, citizens have taken matters into their own hands. Cellphones and social media such as Twitter are now their tools and their source of information. "Shooting on the...Full Story
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