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    Drug violence forces Mexican civilians to seek asylum in the US

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The increasing violence in Mexico as drug cartels continue to battle for control has prompted a growing number of civilians to seek political asylum in the United States.

    Caught in the deadly crossfire and deprived of justice at home, a large number of Mexicans-journalists and human rights activists in particular- seek safety across the border.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from El Paso, Texas.