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              FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2012 file photo, Baltazar Saucedo Estrada, alias "El Mataperros," or "The Dog Killer," is escorted by members of the new Fuerza Civil police force as he is presen

    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2012 file photo, Baltazar Saucedo Estrada, alias "El Mataperros," or "The Dog Killer," is escorted by members of the new Fuerza Civil police force as he is presen

    Posted: 8/9/2012 1:48:43 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2012 file photo, Baltazar Saucedo Estrada, alias "El Mataperros," or "The Dog Killer," is escorted by members of the new Fuerza Civil police force as he is presented to the press in Monterrey, Mexico. According to police, Saucedo is an alleged member of the Zetas drug cartel and ordered his henchmen to set fire to a casino in the northern city of Monterrey in 2010 to punish the owners for failing to pay protection money, which killed 53 people. The source of his nickname remains unclear: Cartels sometimes refer to rivals and police as "dogs," and cartel recruits reportedly are ordered to hack up the animals as training for human dismemberment. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik, File)
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              FILE - In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Rev. Alejandro Solalinde gives a press conference in Mexico City.  The Roman Catholic priest who has defied drug cartels and corrupt police to pr

    FILE - In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Rev. Alejandro Solalinde gives a press conference in Mexico City. The Roman Catholic priest who has defied drug cartels and corrupt police to pr

    Posted: 8/8/2012 3:33:23 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Rev. Alejandro Solalinde gives a press conference in Mexico City. The Roman Catholic priest who has defied drug cartels and corrupt police to protect Central American migrants says church authorities have asked him to leave his work at migrant shelters. Solalinde says the bishop of his diocese in southern Mexico has told him he was gaining too much attention with his public complaints and wants to reassign him to parish duties. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, Solalinde said that he will ask church authorities to assign him to another migrant shelter. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
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              In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, a boy passes his hand over an image of Graco Ramirez, the gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, displayed on

    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, a boy passes his hand over an image of Graco Ramirez, the gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, displayed on

    Posted: 6/28/2012 4:03:49 PM EST
    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, a boy passes his hand over an image of Graco Ramirez, the gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, displayed on the van that drives away Graco, at the end of a political rally in Temixco, on the outskirts of Cuernavaca, Mexico. As Mexicans head to the ballot box Sunday, drug cartels are registering their votes with scare tactics and cold, hard cash to make sure whoever is elected doesn’t interfere with their lucrative operations. Ramirez says people in remote areas are telling him that gangs are threatening them to stay home on election day. He complains that gunmen approach his campaign staffers while they are out distributing flyers. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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              In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, supporters hold banners of senatorial candidate Fidel Demedicis during a campaign rally on a soccer fie

    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, supporters hold banners of senatorial candidate Fidel Demedicis during a campaign rally on a soccer fie

    Posted: 6/28/2012 4:03:49 PM EST
    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, Democratic Revolution Party, PRD, supporters hold banners of senatorial candidate Fidel Demedicis during a campaign rally on a soccer field, in Temixco, on the outskirts of Cuernavaca, Mexico. As Mexicans head to the ballot box Sunday, drug cartels are registering their votes with scare tactics and cold, hard cash to make sure whoever is elected doesn’t interfere with their lucrative operations. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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              In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, an Army soldier signals cars to reduce their speed at a checkpoint on a highway entering Cuernavaca, Mexico. As Mexicans head to the ball

    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, an Army soldier signals cars to reduce their speed at a checkpoint on a highway entering Cuernavaca, Mexico. As Mexicans head to the ball

    Posted: 6/28/2012 4:03:49 PM EST
    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, an Army soldier signals cars to reduce their speed at a checkpoint on a highway entering Cuernavaca, Mexico. As Mexicans head to the ballot box Sunday, drug cartels are registering their votes with scare tactics and cold, hard cash to make sure whoever is elected doesn’t interfere with their lucrative operations. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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              In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, two men walk past posters of missing people attached to crosses hanging from a pillar of the governor's palace in the main square of Cuer

    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, two men walk past posters of missing people attached to crosses hanging from a pillar of the governor's palace in the main square of Cuer

    Posted: 6/28/2012 4:03:49 PM EST
    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, two men walk past posters of missing people attached to crosses hanging from a pillar of the governor's palace in the main square of Cuernavaca, Mexico. As Mexicans head to the ballot box Sunday, drug cartels are registering their votes with scare tactics and cold, hard cash to make sure whoever is elected doesn’t interfere with their lucrative operations. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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              In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, mayoral candidate Saul Garcia stands in front of his home, weeks after men on a motorcycle shot his front gate and left a message on the

    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, mayoral candidate Saul Garcia stands in front of his home, weeks after men on a motorcycle shot his front gate and left a message on the

    Posted: 6/28/2012 4:03:49 PM EST
    In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2012, mayoral candidate Saul Garcia stands in front of his home, weeks after men on a motorcycle shot his front gate and left a message on the behalf of a drug cartel warning him to withdraw from the race or the gang would kill him and his family, in Emiliano Zapata, Morelos. As Mexicans head to the ballot box Sunday, drug cartels are registering their votes with scare tactics and cold, hard cash to make sure whoever is elected doesn’t interfere with their lucrative operations. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
  •  - Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), shake hands with retired general Oscar Naranjo, former head of the National Police of Colombia, after a news

    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), shake hands with retired general Oscar Naranjo, former head of the National Police of Colombia, after a news

    Posted: 6/14/2012 11:12:42 PM EST
    Enrique Pena Nieto (R), candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), shake hands with retired general Oscar Naranjo, former head of the National Police of Colombia, after a news conference in Mexico city June 14, 2012. Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would name Colombia's top crime fighter, known for tackling drug cartels and guerrillas, as his government's chief security advisor if he wins. Naranjo served as head of Colombia's national police from 2007 until he resigned on Tuesday. Mexico will hold presidential elections on July 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
  •  - Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city

    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city

    Posted: 6/14/2012 11:10:56 PM EST
    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city June 14, 2012. Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would name Colombia's top crime fighter, known for tackling drug cartels and guerrillas, as his government's chief security advisor if he wins. Retired general Oscar Naranjo served as head of Colombia's national police from 2007 until he resigned on Tuesday. Mexico will hold presidential elections on July 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
  •  - Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), listens during a news conference in Mexico city

    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), listens during a news conference in Mexico city

    Posted: 6/14/2012 11:08:19 PM EST
    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), listens during a news conference in Mexico city June 14, 2012. Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would name Colombia's top crime fighter, known for tackling drug cartels and guerrillas, as his government's chief security advisor if he wins. Retired general Oscar Naranjo served as head of Colombia's national police from 2007 until he resigned on Tuesday. Mexico will hold presidential elections on July 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
  •  - Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), looks on during a news conference in Mexico city

    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), looks on during a news conference in Mexico city

    Posted: 6/14/2012 11:05:47 PM EST
    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), looks on during a news conference in Mexico city June 14, 2012. Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would name Colombia's top crime fighter, known for tackling drug cartels and guerrillas, as his government's chief security advisor if he wins. Retired general Oscar Naranjo served as head of Colombia's national police from 2007 until he resigned on Tuesday. Mexico will hold presidential elections on July 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
  •  - Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city

    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city

    Posted: 6/14/2012 11:03:56 PM EST
    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city June 14, 2012. Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would name Colombia's top crime fighter, known for tackling drug cartels and guerrillas, as his government's chief security advisor if he wins. Retired general Oscar Naranjo served as head of Colombia's national police from 2007 until he resigned on Tuesday. Mexico will hold presidential elections on July 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
  •  - Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), smiles during a news conference in Mexico city

    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), smiles during a news conference in Mexico city

    Posted: 6/14/2012 11:02:23 PM EST
    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), smiles during a news conference in Mexico city June 14, 2012. Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would name Colombia's top crime fighter, known for tackling drug cartels and guerrillas, as his government's chief security advisor if he wins. Retired general Oscar Naranjo served as head of Colombia's national police from 2007 until he resigned on Tuesday. Mexico will hold presidential elections on July 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
  •  - Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city

    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city

    Posted: 6/14/2012 11:00:25 PM EST
    Enrique Pena Nieto, candidate of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures during a news conference in Mexico city June 14, 2012. Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would name Colombia's top crime fighter, known for tackling drug cartels and guerrillas, as his government's chief security advisor if he wins. Retired general Oscar Naranjo served as head of Colombia's national police from 2007 until he resigned on Tuesday. Mexico will hold presidential elections on July 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 12:15:46 AM EST
    In this Saturday, March 19, 2011 photo, Afghan border police carry bags of hashish seized in an operation near Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Iran, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia are fast becoming key players in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels taking advantage of the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region's heroin trade. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 12:15:46 AM EST
    In this Saturday, April 14, 2012 photo, Pakistani paramilitary soldiers destroy a poppy field on the outskirts of the border town of Chaman along the Afghanistan border. Iran, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia are fast becoming key players in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels taking advantage of the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region's heroin trade. (AP Photo/Shah Khalid)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 12:15:46 AM EST
    In this Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 photo, drug addicts gather to use opium and heroin at a corner on a roadside in Kabul, Afghanistan. Iran, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia are fast becoming key players in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels taking advantage of the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region's heroin trade. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 12:15:46 AM EST
    In this Friday, May 11, 2012 photo, customs officials looks at confiscated heroin wrapped in packages, following a news conference in Karachi, Pakistan. Iran, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia are fast becoming key players in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels taking advantage of the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region's heroin trade. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 12:15:46 AM EST
    In this Friday, May 11, 2012 photo, Pakistani customs officials looks at confiscated heroin wrapped in packages, prior to a news conference in Karachi, Pakistan. Iran, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia are fast becoming key players in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels taking advantage of the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region's heroin trade. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 7:05:49 PM EST
    Federal police stand guard on a vehicle behind a forensic truck containing bodies found on the highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the U.S. border, along the Reynosa-Cadereyta road, in the town of San Juan near the city of Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, May 13, 2012. Authorities struggled on Monday to identify dozens of people found mutilated and scattered in a pool of blood in a region where Mexico?s two dominant drug cartels are trying to outdo each other in bloodshed while warring over smuggling routes. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)