The Mexican-American borderland is one of the most dangerous places in the world. Crossings monitored by Border patrol are located in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California.
The State Department has issued numerous alerts warning American tourists of the danger in the violent, blood-soaked domain of the drug cartels.
Be advised—as Pilar and Alex discovered in The Stronghold—You enter at your own risk.
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