THE WORLDPOST
09/10/2010 10:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How U.S. Student Edgar Valdez Villarreal Became Mexico Drug Kingpin 'La Barbie'

Few people who knew Edgar Valdez Villarreal back when he was a square-jawed football star at United High School here would have pegged him as likely to become one of Mexico's most feared and savage drug leaders. None of the clichéd roots of crime could be seen is his youth: no broken home, no abusive father, no poverty.

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