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  • "Among the groups that have stepped into the breach: roving Mexican gangsters called bajadores, or 'takedown' crews, who are responsible for many of the city's kidnappings. ... Bajadores are renowned for their ruthlessness...."

    —Eve Conant and Arian Campo-Flores, "The Enemy Within: Cartel-related violence has moved well beyond American border towns," Newsweek, March 23, 2009

    March 21, 2009