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June 2nd, 2011
09:59 PM ET

The Most Dangerous Job in Mexico?

Last year, a 20-year-old female criminal justice student took a job nobody wanted:  chief of police in a small town in Mexico.  Her predecessor was abducted and murdered, presumably by local drug cartels.  His severed head was left on the steps of the police station.  Still, Marisol Valles Garcia believed she could handle the job.   But after just a few months at work, Valles Garcia fled her town for the United States.  She says that she was threatened almost from the beginning and that her fear "will last a lifetime."   Here's a look at the interview CNN's Kaj Larsen did with Marisol Valles Garcia, shortly after she took the job last year.

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  1. Tarek Trad

    Mexico is a horrible country with corruption and crime everywhere. It's time to close the border permanently.

    July 10, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gordon

    Hey Ten,Good to see you back. I was wondering when your blog drepapsaied for a while if you were going to start fading away I would chose yours as my favorite blog because you can tell you are writing for yourself, honestly, and not writing for the masses. You know, your opinion is your own and all that.We had a cousin from Austria come over this summer, and I believe the viewpoint of Europeans is greatly different from ours on world events, because they are right there, and very knowledgable about what's happening, while we distance ourselves its all happening out there somewhere. His take on the World Trade Center attack was interesting. He thought it was atrocious, of course, but was a bit surprised by the amount of reaction Americans had. Terrorists strike all the time overseas, not on the WTC scale, but I think they become a bit more, I don't know what the word is. Not callous, but acclimated to constant threats, maybe?Anyway, good to see you back. BTW, have you read the Dark Tower books? I saw the 5th one came out, and I think I'm going to go back to the beginning. I've read the first three, I think, but its been a long time.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |