Border factories caught in drug war’s crossfire

By Lynn Brezosky – San Antonio Express-News

McALLEN, TX — The head of an association of border factory owners Thursday said the sector is in crisis mode as unrelenting drug violence in northern Mexico has spooked investors into curtailing operations at some plants and rethinking expansion at others.

“In February, there was a total loss of civil control in Reynosa and it’s never been re-established,” said Dan McGrew, president of the Reynosa Association of Maquiladoras and Manufacturers. “We’re in the worst of all worlds.”

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