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United States,Mexico

23 August 2009

USA Today

HOUSTON — Ann Zarate may be one of the most unlikely players to be swept up in Mexico's unrelenting drug war. The 24-year-old native of Texas' Rio Grande Valley is described by her attorney Jodi Goodwin as a "quiet, super sweet" woman who ultimately could not resist the promise of easy money for precious little work. Zarate was sentenced earlier this year to 10 months in federal prison as a buyer in a gun-trafficking ring that delivered 77 weapons to Mexico's... (

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