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Mexico Drug War: Mexico City An Unlikely Draw For Those Fleeing Violence

Mexico City Drug War

First Posted: 03/27/11 01:30 AM ET Updated: 05/26/11 06:12 AM ET

When the highway shootouts and roadblocks by gunmen in her hometown finally became too much, Karla Garza found sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places: the big, bad capital, Mexico City.

Garza, a 21-year-old marketing student, switched campuses in December after her parents decided that even with its rampant robberies and kidnappings, Mexico City was safer than their home in Monterrey, a once-quiet northern city that for months has served as a battlefield for warring drug gangs.

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Filed by Carly Schwartz  |