Recovery after the raid – Military artifacts, including pistols and propaganda, are on display at the Pancho Villa State Park Museum in Columbus, New Mexico. Columbus was raided in 1916 by Villa and his army, leaving dozens dead.
Recovery after the raid – Roberto Gutierrez is pictured outside his grocery store. A former village board member and former mayor pro-tem, Gutierrez nominated Nicole Lawson to become the new mayor of Columbus. Several of Gutierrez's family members, including his son, Blas, were arrested by federal authorities in March 2011 on charges of gun trafficking.
Recovery after the raid – Once home to a military base and train station, the village of Columbus has shrunk to just more than 2,000 people and has seen its tourism shrink after border violence flared in recent years.
Recovery after the raid – Luna County Sheriff Raymond Cobos at his desk in Deming, New Mexico. After Columbus was raided by federal agents and several officials were accused of arms trafficking, the village police department collapsed. The Luna County Sheriff's Department now polices the town and its surrounding area.
Recovery after the raid – Luna County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Jose Ojeda points to spot across the Mexican border where bodies were dumped by cartels. Columbus' sister city, Puerto Palomas, Mexico, has been plagued by cartel violence.
Recovery after the raid – Teenagers walk by the remnants of a bank, which was damaged during Pancho Villa's raid in 1916 but wasn't destroyed until the late 1930s. Only the bank's concrete vault remains on an otherwise vacant lot.
Recovery after the raid – Village grant writer Norma Gomez is among several people hired by Mayor Nicole Lawson as part of a government overhaul after several officials were accused of trafficking arms to a Mexican cartel.
Recovery after the raid – Columbus Mayor Nicole Lawson, right, goes over minutes with municipal clerk Natalia Baeza. Lawson, who became mayor last year, is trying to help the village overcome a huge budget shortfall after last year's federal raid.
Recovery after the raid – Historian Richard Dean stands next to a sign by the old railroad tracks. Dean runs the Columbus Historical Society and Old Railroad Depot Museum and has helped establish historical markers around the town, most of which feature the raid by Pancho Villa and his army in 1916. Dean's great-grandfather was shot and killed in the raid.
Recovery after the raid – A clerk carries luggage into Columbus City Hall. In March 2011, federal agents raided the village and arrested several people, including the former mayor, police chief and a village trustee. All three pleaded guilty to federal charges of trafficking highly sought AK-47-style pistols to Mexican cartels.