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Drug Addiction Along the Mexican Border

Along the border fences that stretch between Tijuana and Tecate, U.S. Border Patrol agents use small openings to monitor the Mexican side. Heroin addiciton is prevalent along the Tijuana River.

Drug Addiction in Tijuana

Traveling to Tijuana, Louie Palu speaks to deportees who have become heroin addicts and to rehab center staff members who operate needle exchange programs.

Here in Youngstown: Shale Gas

Youngstown, Ohio, was once one of the centers of US steel manufacturing. Today, there are hopes that shale gas could revive the town - and fears it may destroy what little is left of it.

Laredo, Texas: Lucrative Trafficking

U.S. customs officers in Laredo, Texas, have found harmful insects in flower shipments and drugs hidden in frozen squid. As one officer says, their job is to catch “drugs, thugs and bugs.”