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  •  - Burnt lorries that were blocking a motorway are pictured on the side of a road after a shootout between rival drug cartels in Apatzingan in the state of Michoacan

    Burnt lorries that were blocking a motorway are pictured on the side of a road after a shootout between rival drug cartels in Apatzingan in the state of Michoacan

    Posted: 5/27/2011 1:38:38 AM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING GRAMMAR Burnt lorries that were blocking a motorway are pictured on the side of a road after a shootout between rival drug cartels in Apatzingan in the state of Michoacan May 26, 2011. Mexican soldiers secured the area after a two day shootout between rival drug cartels which forced residents to leave their homes and seek shelter, according to local media. REUTERS/Leovigildo Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - A boy gestures next to a soldier at a shelter in Apatzingan, state of Michoacan

    A boy gestures next to a soldier at a shelter in Apatzingan, state of Michoacan

    Posted: 5/27/2011 1:37:14 AM EST
    A boy gestures next to a soldier at a shelter in Apatzingan, state of Michoacan, May 26, 2011. Mexican soldiers secured the area after a two day shootout between rival drug cartels which forced residents to leave their homes and seek shelter, according to local media. REUTERS/Leovigildo Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Burnt lorries that were blocking a motorway is pictured on the side of a road after a shootout between rival drug cartels in Apatzingan in the state of Michoacan

    Burnt lorries that were blocking a motorway is pictured on the side of a road after a shootout between rival drug cartels in Apatzingan in the state of Michoacan

    Posted: 5/27/2011 1:25:55 AM EST
    Burnt lorries that were blocking a motorway is pictured on the side of a road after a shootout between rival drug cartels in Apatzingan in the state of Michoacan May 26, 2011. Mexican soldiers secured the area after a two day shootout between rival drug cartels which forced residents to leave their homes and seek shelter, according to local media. REUTERS/Leovigildo Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - To match Reuters Analysis MEXICO-DEFENCE/

    To match Reuters Analysis MEXICO-DEFENCE/

    Posted: 5/26/2011 4:13:43 PM EST
    Soldiers stand guard during an event in Mexico City April 29, 2011. Mexico's hopes of crushing the country's drug cartels through sheer military force appear doomed unless it ramps up defense spending, currently one of the weakest in Latin America. To match Reuters Analysis MEXICO-DEFENCE/ Picture taken April 29, 2011 REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY MILITARY)
  •  - To match Reuters Analysis MEXICO-DEFENCE/

    To match Reuters Analysis MEXICO-DEFENCE/

    Posted: 5/26/2011 4:13:02 PM EST
    Soldiers stand guard during an event in Mexico City April 29, 2011. Mexico's hopes of crushing the country's drug cartels through sheer military force appear doomed unless it ramps up defense spending, currently one of the weakest in Latin America. To match Reuters Analysis MEXICO-DEFENCE/ Picture taken April 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY MILITARY)
  •  - File photo of the bucket of an excavator lifting a body out of a mass grave in Durango

    File photo of the bucket of an excavator lifting a body out of a mass grave in Durango

    Posted: 5/18/2011 3:17:16 PM EST
    The bucket of an excavator lifts a body out of a mass grave in Durango in this April 14, 2011 file photo. The discovery of two mass graves, one containing 183 bodies in Tamaulipas and the other with 200 bodies in Durango, has revealed the spiral of violence to anyone using a highway in areas controlled by drug cartels or daring to work in these regions. REUTERS/Jorge Valenzuela/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - File photo of skull in the bucket of an excavator on the site of a mass grave in Durango

    File photo of skull in the bucket of an excavator on the site of a mass grave in Durango

    Posted: 5/18/2011 3:04:00 PM EST
    A skull lies in the bucket of an excavator on the site of a mass grave in Durango in this April 14, 2011 file photo. The discovery of two mass graves, one containing 183 bodies in Tamaulipas and the other with 200 bodies in Durango, has revealed the spiral of violence to anyone using a highway in areas controlled by drug cartels or daring to work in these regions. REUTERS/Jorge Valenzuela/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - File photo of remains of bodies after they were dug out of a mass grave in a neighborhood in Durango

    File photo of remains of bodies after they were dug out of a mass grave in a neighborhood in Durango

    Posted: 5/18/2011 3:01:05 PM EST
    The remains of bodies lie on pallets after they were dug out of a mass grave in a neighborhood in Durango in this April 11, 2011 file photo. The discovery of two mass graves, one containing 183 bodies in Tamaulipas and the other with 200 bodies in Durango, has revealed the spiral of violence to anyone using a highway in areas controlled by drug cartels or daring to work in these regions. REUTERS/Jorge Valenzuela/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Relatives mourn after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa

    Relatives mourn after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/14/2011 3:52:33 PM EST
    Relatives mourn after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa May 14, 2011. Battling street gangs and competing cartels have led to a sharp escalation of violent crime in Honduras in recent years. A person is murdered every 43 minutes in Honduras, according to police. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - A man lies dead after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa

    A man lies dead after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/14/2011 3:47:22 PM EST
    A man lies dead after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa May 14, 2011. Battling street gangs and competing cartels have led to a sharp escalation of violent crime in Honduras in recent years. A person is murdered every 43 minutes in Honduras, according to police. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - A man lies dead after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa

    A man lies dead after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/14/2011 3:46:19 PM EST
    A man lies dead after a shooting at Nueva Suyapa neighborhood in Tegucigalpa May 14, 2011. Battling street gangs and competing cartels have led to a sharp escalation of violent crime in Honduras in recent years. A person is murdered every 43 minutes in Honduras, according to police. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - A forensic medic writes "unknown" on a plastic sheet covering a body after a shooting in Tegucigalpa

    A forensic medic writes "unknown" on a plastic sheet covering a body after a shooting in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:56:25 PM EST
    A forensic medic writes "unknown" on a plastic sheet covering a body after a shooting that killed two people at Avenue Fuerzas Armadas in Tegucigalpa May 12, 2011. Battling street gangs and competing cartels have led to a sharp escalation of violent crime in Honduras in recent years. A person is murdered every 43 minutes in Honduras, according to police. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - A relative cries after a shooting that killed two people at Avenue Fuerzas Armadas in Tegucigalpa

    A relative cries after a shooting that killed two people at Avenue Fuerzas Armadas in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:52:21 PM EST
    A relative cries after a shooting that killed two people at Avenue Fuerzas Armadas in Tegucigalpa May 12, 2011. Battling street gangs and competing cartels have led to a sharp escalation of violent crime in Honduras in recent years. A person is murdered every 43 minutes in Honduras, according to police. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - Relatives cry after a shooting that killed two people at Avenue Fuerzas Armadas in Tegucigalpa

    Relatives cry after a shooting that killed two people at Avenue Fuerzas Armadas in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:41:52 PM EST
    Relatives cry after a shooting that killed two people at Avenue Fuerzas Armadas in Tegucigalpa May 12, 2011. Battling street gangs and competing cartels have led to a sharp escalation of violent crime in Honduras in recent years. A person is murdered every 43 minutes in Honduras, according to police. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - Forensic staff place the bodies of suspected drug traffickers on a stretcher inside a morgue building in Tegucigalpa

    Forensic staff place the bodies of suspected drug traffickers on a stretcher inside a morgue building in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/11/2011 2:01:38 PM EST
    Forensic staff place the bodies of suspected drug traffickers on a stretcher inside a morgue building in Tegucigalpa May 11, 2011. Six members of drug cartels were killed and seven wounded during a clash with police that lasted 3 hours in Catacamas, 210 km east of Tegucigalpa, according to Security Minister Oscar Alvarez. Two policemen were injured during the clash. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY OBITUARY)
  •  - Forensic staff place the bodies of suspected drug traffickers on a stretcher inside a morgue building in Tegucigalpa

    Forensic staff place the bodies of suspected drug traffickers on a stretcher inside a morgue building in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 5/11/2011 1:59:39 PM EST
    Forensic staff place the bodies of suspected drug traffickers on a stretcher inside a morgue building in Tegucigalpa May 11, 2011. Six members of drug cartels were killed and seven wounded during a clash with police that lasted 3 hours in Catacamas, 210 km east of Tegucigalpa, according to Security Minister Oscar Alvarez. Two policemen were injured during the clash. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY OBITUARY)
  •  - Soldiers stand guard near a vacant lot a day after forensics pulled 11 victims out of a mass grave in Durango

    Soldiers stand guard near a vacant lot a day after forensics pulled 11 victims out of a mass grave in Durango

    Posted: 5/9/2011 7:16:04 PM EST
    Soldiers stand guard near a vacant lot a day after forensics pulled 11 victims out of a mass grave in Durango May 9, 2011. More than 38,000 people have died in drug violence across Mexico since President Felipe Calderon sent the army to fight the cartels on taking office in late 2006, shocking Mexicans, testing bilateral ties with Washington and damaging Mexico's reputation abroad as a destination for tourists and foreign investment. REUTERS/Jorge Valenzuela (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
  •  - A soldier stands guard at a vacant lot a day after forensics pulled 11 victims out of a mass grave in Durango

    A soldier stands guard at a vacant lot a day after forensics pulled 11 victims out of a mass grave in Durango

    Posted: 5/9/2011 6:54:37 PM EST
    A soldier stands guard at a vacant lot a day after forensics pulled 11 victims out of a mass grave in Durango May 9, 2011. More than 38,000 people have died in drug violence across Mexico since President Felipe Calderon sent the army to fight the cartels on taking office in late 2006, shocking Mexicans, testing bilateral ties with Washington and damaging Mexico's reputation abroad as a destination for tourists and foreign investment. REUTERS/Jorge Valenzuela (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexico's President Calderon and his wife Zavala stand with German President Wulff and his wife Bettina during state dinner in Mexico City

    Mexico's President Calderon and his wife Zavala stand with German President Wulff and his wife Bettina during state dinner in Mexico City

    Posted: 5/2/2011 10:24:07 PM EST
    Mexico's President Felipe Calderon (2nd R) and his wife Margarita Zavala (R) stand with German President Christian Wulff (2nd L) and his wife Bettina (L) during a state dinner in Wulff's honor at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City May 2, 2011. Wulff is on a three-day visit to Mexico. Europe holds joint responsibility with Mexico in the fight against drug cartels and must reduce demand for narcotics and battle money laundering, Wulff said on Monday. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - German President Christian Wulff speaks during a state dinner in his honor at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City

    German President Christian Wulff speaks during a state dinner in his honor at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 5/2/2011 10:20:31 PM EST
    German President Christian Wulff speaks during a state dinner in his honor at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City May 2, 2011. Wulff is on a three-day visit to Mexico. Europe holds joint responsibility with Mexico in the fight against drug cartels and must reduce demand for narcotics and battle money laundering, Wulff said on Monday. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS)


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