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Mexicans near border rely on Texas media for news on drug violence

The drug war in Mexico has turned local journalism there into a potentially deadly career choice. Powerful cartels often threaten or kill hometown journalists who dare to report on the latest violence. But an innovative system for getting information out quickly -- and safely -- has recently emerged.

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Faith talks to University of Texas at Brownsville student Ryan Tauber about the Department of Homeland Security's proposal to build a fence along the U.S. - Mexico border that would bisect his college campus.

Mexicans near border rely on Texas media for news on drug violence

The drug war in Mexico has turned local journalism there into a potentially deadly career choice. Powerful cartels often threaten or kill hometown journalists who dare to report on the latest violence. But an innovative system for getting information out quickly -- and safely -- has recently emerged.