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Xeni Jardin on tweeting the Mexican drug wars and dancing in pointy boots

A young Mexican boy sports very pointy boots.
A young Mexican boy sports very pointy boots.

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Thirty years in prison for tweeting? That's the maximum sentence two people from Veracruz, Mexico are facing after they created hysteria by tweeting rumors of a school under attack. The rumors proved false and now the two journalists face cyber-terrorism charges. Xeni Jardin, co-editor of the web site Boing Boing, joins us with more on this story. She also talks about new tech tools for tracking drug violence and a trend in Mexico of wearing very pointy boots.