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Monday, December 18, 2006

Import Savages?

EDINBURG -- Uriel ''Eli" Del Alba was rescued by police, but not before his kidnappers faded into the morning fog with a $150,000 ransom. Seven gunmen abducted Del Alba from his ranch north of town in November, making the 57-year-old businessman one of the latest victims of a relentless crime wave plaguing the South Texas border. Crime in Mexico --gangland decapitations have become a gruesome fad this year -- has grabbed most of the headlines. Meanwhile, the kidnapping trade has quietly flourished in the Rio Grande Valley, where Americans have about the same chance of getting abducted as they do in Mexico, officials say.
Which part of "importing corruption" is eluding folks?

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