People are dying along the U.S.-Mexico border at alarmingly high rates. 2,657 people were murdered in Ciudad Juarez in 2009 alone. Ed Vulliamy’s new book <i>Amexica: War Along the Borderline</i> explores the complexities of border life, digging deeper into this civil war being fought over access to U.S. drug markets. What can be done to stop this horrific violence? Has Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s war on drugs worked? And how might women and church groups mend the rift in Mexican society?
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