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Weekend Insider: El Paso Drug War, Perry's Tea Party

Displaced Mexicans are seeking refuge in El Paso from drug war violence raging in their country, Julian Aguilar reports. And Ross Ramsey explains how the Tea Party movement has shaped Gov. Rick Perry's politics.

Since 2006, thousands have been killed in the drug war in Chihuahua, Mexico. Many displaced by the violence are seeking refuge in El Paso, they have come together to form a nonprofit group called Mexicans in Exile. They plan to tour Texas to raise awareness about the tragedy in their homeland. Julian Aguilar explains why the group says they are not "illegal" or "undocumented" but refugees in a place where they never wanted to live.

Ross Ramsey examines how the Tea Party movement has influenced Gov. Rick Perry over the past three years. From the governor's book to his 2010 re-election campaign and his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.  

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