HUFFINGTON POST
03/27/2011 12:30 am ET Updated May 26, 2011

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

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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