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04/19/2009 02:48 PM ID: 78292 Permalink   

Drug Violence Threatens Auto Factory Workers


Amidst an already-crumbling auto industry, Mexico's ongoing drug war threatens the lives and livelihood of many blue collar workers who make a living at a Juarez auto parts factory. Some men are so in fear for their lives that they wear body armor.

With over 100 parts factories in the Juarez area, the factories all play an intricate role in the auto industry. With a minimum wage cost of only 1.42 USD an hour, big savings are the name of the game in Juarez.

The climate is a nervous one: a car backfires and heads whip around to make sure gun fire hasn't broken out. One factory was robbed by gunmen stealing money from ATMs and worker's Christmas bonuses. Security has slowed the violence, but for how long?

    WebReporter: homegrown420 Show Calling Card      
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  Advise these workers to move to Detroit  
Same crappy work, but most people there are too poor to afford a gun and ammo.
  by: White Albino   04/20/2009 07:46 PM     
  by: homegrown420     04/23/2009 02:57 AM     
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