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Hospitals now a theater in Mexico's drug war

New York Times, December 5, 2008

Mexico's violent drug war is finding its way into the nation's hospitals, shaking the healthcare system and leaving workers fearing for their lives while trying to save the lives of others. Doctors feel particularly vulnerable: When they leave their offices, they say they face the risk of being kidnapped and held for ransom, as about two dozen physicians have been in the last few years.