Cartels Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/10/2012 9:10:54 PM EST
    A woman holds a banner showing images of missing persons in the National March for Dignity on the day Mexicans celebrate El Dia de La Madre or Mother's Day, in Mexico City, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Mothers and other relatives of persons gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime are demanding that authorities locate their loved ones. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 9:10:54 PM EST
    A woman wipes away tears as she holds a picture of her missing son in the National March for Dignity on the day Mexicans celebrate el Dia de La Madre or Mother's Day, in Mexico City, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Mothers and other relatives of persons gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime are demanding that authorities locate their loved ones. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 9:10:54 PM EST
    A woman holds a banner showing a picture of a missing relative during the National March for Dignity on the day Mexicans celebrate el Dia de La Madre, or Mother's Day, in Mexico City, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Mothers and other relatives of persons gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime are demanding that authorities locate their loved ones. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:18:33 AM EST
    A soldier stands guard inside a storage room at a clandestine drug processing laboratory for the synthetic drug Methamphetamine, discovered at a ranch in Tlajomulco de Zuniga on the outskirts of Guadalajara in this February 9, 2012 file photo. The burgeoning meth industry is a major concern to police as it gives cartels a highly profitable product that can be made using legal ingredients in any town, spreading Mexico's brutal drug war to areas that had previously been free of violence. To match Feature MEXICO-DRUGS/ REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:16:49 AM EST
    A soldier stands guard near a swimming pool used as a storage room for the synthetic drug Methamphetamine at a clandestine drug processing laboratory discovered at a ranch in Tlajomulco de Zuniga on the outskirts of Guadalajara in this February 9, 2012 file photo. The burgeoning meth industry is a major concern to police as it gives cartels a highly profitable product that can be made using legal ingredients in any town, spreading Mexico's brutal drug war to areas that had previously been free of violence. To match Feature MEXICO-DRUGS/ REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:14:10 AM EST
    Sodium hydroxide and plastic spoons are seen at a clandestine laboratory for synthetic drug processing in Zacoalco de Torres in this May 24, 2011 file photo. The burgeoning meth industry is a major concern to police as it gives cartels a highly profitable product that can be made using legal ingredients in any town, spreading Mexico's brutal drug war to areas that had previously been free of violence. To match Feature MEXICO-DRUGS/ REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:10:18 AM EST
    A soldier guards near boilers at an outdoor clandestine drug processing laboratory discovered in Chiquilistlan, in the state of Jalisco, in this December 7, 2011 file photo. The burgeoning meth industry is a major concern to police as it gives cartels a highly profitable product that can be made using legal ingredients in any town, spreading Mexico's brutal drug war to areas that had previously been free of violence. To match Feature MEXICO-DRUGS/ REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:08:31 AM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO IN GUADALAJARA A soldier stands guard at a clandestine drug processing laboratory discovered in Zapotlanejo, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, in this September 23, 2011 file photo. The burgeoning meth industry is a major concern to police as it gives cartels a highly profitable product that can be made using legal ingredients in any town, spreading Mexico's brutal drug war to areas that had previously been free of violence. To match Feature MEXICO-DRUGS/ REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:06:46 AM EST
    A soldier stands guard at a clandestine drug processing laboratory discovered in Zapotlanejo, on the outskirts of Gaudalajara, in this September 23, 2011 file photo. The burgeoning meth industry is a major concern to police as it gives cartels a highly profitable product that can be made using legal ingredients in any town, spreading Mexico's brutal drug war to areas that had previously been free of violence. To match Feature MEXICO-DRUGS/ REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta/Files (MEXICO CIVIL UNREST POLITICS - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY) CIVIL UNREST POLITICS
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    Posted: 4/29/2012 5:55:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2008, file photo, fans attend a football game at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. A federal risk assessment of a boxing match that had been cancelled at the Sun Bowl predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but noted the cartels had declared the event a "neutral zone," a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday, April 27, 2012. (AP Photo/El Paso Times, Ruben R Ramirez, file)
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    Posted: 4/29/2012 5:55:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 24, 2012, file photo Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. left, and his opponent Andy Lee pose for pictures during a news conference at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. A federal risk assessment of the West Texas boxing match between the two that had been cancelled, predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but noted the cartels had declared the event a "neutral zone," a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday, April 27, 2012. (AP Photo/El Paso Times, Rudy Guteirrez, File)
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    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:23:13 PM EST
    Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - Pope Benedict, accompanied by Mexican President Calderon and his wife, passes an honor guard after Pontiff arrived at Guanajuato International Airport

    Pope Benedict, accompanied by Mexican President Calderon and his wife, passes an honor guard after Pontiff arrived at Guanajuato International Airport

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:19:29 PM EST
    Pope Benedict, accompanied by Mexican President Felipe Calderon (R) and his wife Margarita Zavala, passes an honor guard after the Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:17:41 PM EST
    Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - Pope Benedict is welcomed by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife after the Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport

    Pope Benedict is welcomed by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife after the Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:16:32 PM EST
    Pope Benedict (C) is welcomed by Mexican President Felipe Calderon (R) and his wife Margarita Zavala after the Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - Pope Benedict is welcomed by Mexican President Calderon and his wife after Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport

    Pope Benedict is welcomed by Mexican President Calderon and his wife after Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:14:38 PM EST
    Pope Benedict (3rd L) is welcomed by Mexican President Felipe Calderon (2nd L) and his wife, after the Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - Pope Benedict arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Pope Benedict arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:08:15 PM EST
    Pope Benedict arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:07:39 PM EST
    Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:07:04 PM EST
    Pope Benedict waves as he arrives at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - Pope Benedict, accompanied by Mexican President Calderon, passes an honor guard after the Pontiff arrived at Guanajuato International Airport

    Pope Benedict, accompanied by Mexican President Calderon, passes an honor guard after the Pontiff arrived at Guanajuato International Airport

    Posted: 3/23/2012 7:06:34 PM EST
    Pope Benedict, accompanied by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, passes an honor guard after the Pontiff arrived at the Guanajuato International Airport at the start of his trip to Mexico March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict landed in Mexico on Friday promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)