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Mexico is in the grips of a deadly arms race. The vast majority of the country’s illegal firearms have been smuggled from the world's largest gun market: the United States.

Reporter @katelinthicum breaks down how this happens:  https://lat.ms/2ojENY6 

.@katelinthicum has covered violence in Mexico throughout this year. Back in January, she explained how a growing local drug trade transformed Tijuana into one of the deadliest cities in the world.  https://lat.ms/2MEUHny 

And in September, @katelinthicum reported on how drug traffickers in Mexico are leaving the heroin business in favor of fentanyl, the leading culprit in the U.S. opioid epidemic.  https://lat.ms/2ZuEMSG 

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