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Our Opinion: Mexico's duty
Tucson Citizen
Friday, April 1, 2005

Mexican officials are demanding that criminal charges be filed against anyone who illegally detains its citizens in the United States.
It is appropriate for Mexico to want to protect its citizens, but it must do more on its own side of the border.

People smugglers work with impunity in Mexico not far from the border. Mexican officials occasionally crack down on them, but the smuggling business flourishes.

The best way for Mexico to protect its citizens is by going after those cruel smugglers and putting them out of business before they lead Mexican citizens into harm's way.