Tuesday, May 9, 2017

And The Winner For Best Headline Goes To...

...the NYT for Mexican Drug Smugglers to Trump: Thanks!

Beyond the headline, the article has great information about how drugs are coming across the Southern border (climbing the wall, hidden in cars, through tunnels, by catapult). The influx of drugs is controlled by cartels. And the prices they can charge for drugs increase as the wall grows higher.

In addition to the uptick in drug prices, the border wall increases the prices charged by cartels to bring people across the border. "If migrants try to cross the border without paying, they risk getting beaten or murdered."

Not to be missed in this video linked to within the article of drug smugglers climbing the wall with their bare hands. That clip is definitely making it into my next class.



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