Parents' Guide to

Bordertown: Laredo

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Drug war docuseries has violent images, some language.

TV A&E Reality TV 2011
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The series shows how big and far-reaching Mexican drug cartel operations have become along and across the U.S.-Mexico border. It also reveals some of the sophisticated ways cartels are smuggling drugs across the border, as well as the process by which the narcotics reach their final destinations.

The police take some pleasure in finding stashes, as well as catching and arresting alleged traffickers. This satisfaction comes from their desire to stop the people who are not only damaging Laredo, but damaging the country, too. But despite their successes, the message they are sending is less hopeful: They are only making a small dent in what is now a major national problem.

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