The rich flee Tijuana for the US

“Tijuana’s elite flee to San Diego County to escape kidnappings and violence in Mexico,” says the LA Times.

People have arrived in south San Diego County with only the clothes on their back. Kidnapping victims released after lengthy captivities have shown up long-haired and disheveled, sometimes with fresh wounds.

Real estate agents tell of clients with fingers missing, sliced off by kidnappers who sent them to relatives as proof the victims were alive.

There will be many more refugees, both rich and poor. But the rich are taking take their businesses and wealth with them, causing serious economic impact upon those who remain.

How much longer until the violence itself spills across the border? And what will the political ramifications of that be?

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