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By Erica Meltzer Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 11/30/2010 09:22:06 PM MST

The drug violence that has wracked Mexico in recent years has caused Boulder Community Hospital to cancel its annual medical mission to Mante.

This February will be the first time since 1990 that a team of volunteers, organized through Boulder Community Hospital, won’t visit the small Mexican city to provide medical care ranging from the repair of cleft palates to the distribution of eyeglasses.

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One Response to “Daily Camera: Drug violence leads Boulder hospital to cancel Mante medical trip”

  1. Before reading this article, I had never considered how crime could affect the medical community. It appears that crime and violence is affecting every sector of the economy. The real estate market is particularly vulnerable to crime. Unfortunately, properties within some very pleasant neighbourhoods have gradually seen a decrease in their value as a result of crime. It is sad that the residents of the Boulder Community in Mexico may now experience diminished health services due an increase in crime there. Access to good medical services are so essential to the well-being and progress of such communities.

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