Will the arrest of a cartel leader affect Chicago-area deportees' safety?

This weekend, the Mexican authorities arrested Mario Ramirez Treviño, an alleged leader of one of the country’s deadliest drug cartels, CNN reported.

According to CNN, which cited Eduardo Sanchez, the Mexican government's security spokesman, Ramirez is a “ranking member” of the Gulf Cartel that controls most of the drug trafficking through the state of Tamaulipas, which borders Texas.

Reynosa is one of the three cities where Chicago-area immigrants are deported, according to a new investigation by The Chicago Reporter, “Fear and loathing at the border.” The other two cities, Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo, are also rife with violence and drug wars, the article found.

--Evan Moore

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  • So, is it safer in South Chicago? You rather they be deported to Egypt or Syria?

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