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Join a Live Chat on Mexico’s Drug War Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET

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Updated June 27: While our foreign affairs team continues its reporting on Mexico’s drug war and upcoming presidential election, correspondent Margaret Warner, reporting from Mexico, hosted a Twitter live chat on the drug war Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. View a recap here.

Participants used the hashtag #MXdrugwar.

Our guests:

  • Ray Walser (@heritageanalyst) is a senior policy analyst covering Latin America at the Heritage Foundation.

  • Sylvia Longmire (@drugwaranalyst) is author of “Cartel – The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars.”

  • Sanjuana Martinez (@sanjuanamtz) is a journalist with extensive experience covering the drug war in Mexico, and author of “La Frontera Del Narco.”

  • Miguel Timoshenkov and Cesar Rodriguez are crime beat reporters for Tiempo de Laredo, the Spanish-language portion of Laredo Morning Times. They’ll join us on their office Twitter account, @LMTTiempo.

  • Hernan Rozemberg (@scribehernan) is a reporter with the public media project Fronterasdesk.org.

In a time of relatively stable economic growth, the top concern for Mexican voters is the national war on cartels and widespread drug violence. Warner previews the upcoming Mexican election and the various party factions competing for control, including the campaign frontrunner who out-“dazzles” the other candidates.

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