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              **CORRECTS TO THIRD SESSION**  Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin attends the third session of the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in A

    **CORRECTS TO THIRD SESSION** Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin attends the third session of the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in A

    Posted: 6/7/2013 3:04:20 PM EST
    **CORRECTS TO THIRD SESSION** Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin attends the third session of the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Antigua, Guatemala, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Latin American countries frustrated by the United States' refusal to change its drug war strategy will push at the OAS conference that began Tuesday for the U.S. government to start discussing alternative approaches to a fight that has killed tens of thousands in a region beset by drug cartels. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
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              **CORRECTS TO THIRD SESSION** Delegates attend the third session of the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Antigua, Guatemala, Thursday, June 6, 2013

    **CORRECTS TO THIRD SESSION** Delegates attend the third session of the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Antigua, Guatemala, Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Posted: 6/7/2013 3:04:20 PM EST
    **CORRECTS TO THIRD SESSION** Delegates attend the third session of the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Antigua, Guatemala, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Latin American countries frustrated by the United States' refusal to change its drug war strategy will push at the OAS conference that began Tuesday for the U.S. government to start discussing alternative approaches to a fight that has killed tens of thousands in a region beset by drug cartels. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
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              Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, center, waves to journalists as he arrives for the unveiling ceremony of a memorial in honor of victims of violence in Mexico City

    Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, center, waves to journalists as he arrives for the unveiling ceremony of a memorial in honor of victims of violence in Mexico City

    Posted: 4/5/2013 7:03:21 PM EST
    Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, center, waves to journalists as he arrives for the unveiling ceremony of a memorial in honor of victims of violence in Mexico City, Friday, April 5, 2013. Chong joined rights activists to unveil the monument to the drug war dead that consists of steel panels with nothing but few quotes from famous writers and thinkers. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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              Yolanda Colin, shows leaflets with pictures of her nephew, Jose Alfredo Cilin, who went missing since 2011, as she stands by the new memorial in honor of victims of violence during its

    Yolanda Colin, shows leaflets with pictures of her nephew, Jose Alfredo Cilin, who went missing since 2011, as she stands by the new memorial in honor of victims of violence during its

    Posted: 4/5/2013 7:03:21 PM EST
    Yolanda Colin, shows leaflets with pictures of her nephew, Jose Alfredo Cilin, who went missing since 2011, as she stands by the new memorial in honor of victims of violence during its unveiling in Mexico City, Friday, April 5, 2013. The monument to the drug war dead consists of steel panels with nothing but few quotes from famous writers and thinkers. Activists who oppose the monument say the government needs to acknowledge each and every one of those killed. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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              FILE - This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows Navy Adm. Bill McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say the Pentagon is stepping up

    FILE - This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows Navy Adm. Bill McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say the Pentagon is stepping up

    Posted: 1/17/2013 12:48:33 PM EST
    FILE - This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows Navy Adm. Bill McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say the Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico's bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based special operations headquarters to teach Mexican security forces how to hunt drug cartels the same way special operations teams hunt al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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              FILE - This Dec. 3, 2008 file photo shows Mexican Army soldiers holding two suspects, arrested during an operation against drug smuggling and kidnapping gangs, after being presented to

    FILE - This Dec. 3, 2008 file photo shows Mexican Army soldiers holding two suspects, arrested during an operation against drug smuggling and kidnapping gangs, after being presented to

    Posted: 1/17/2013 12:48:33 PM EST
    FILE - This Dec. 3, 2008 file photo shows Mexican Army soldiers holding two suspects, arrested during an operation against drug smuggling and kidnapping gangs, after being presented to the press in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. officials say the Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico's bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based special operations headquarters to teach Mexican security forces how to hunt drug cartels the same way special operations teams hunt al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, File)
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              ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2007 file photo, former U.S. Attorney John McKay teaches a class at the School of Law at Seattle

    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2007 file photo, former U.S. Attorney John McKay teaches a class at the School of Law at Seattle

    Posted: 12/2/2012 12:43:17 PM EST
    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2007 file photo, former U.S. Attorney John McKay teaches a class at the School of Law at Seattle University in Seattle. In November 2009, McKay, well respected, from a prominent Republican family and who had served as the Justice Department's top prosecutor in western Washington - charged with carrying out U.S. drug laws, called for a top-to-bottom review of the nation's drug war and endorsed regulating marijuana like alcohol. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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              FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, the hand of a corpse hangs from a bed with a syringe being used by forensic experts at a makeshift morgue inside a refrigerated container as they

    FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, the hand of a corpse hangs from a bed with a syringe being used by forensic experts at a makeshift morgue inside a refrigerated container as they

    Posted: 7/23/2012 1:23:27 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, the hand of a corpse hangs from a bed with a syringe being used by forensic experts at a makeshift morgue inside a refrigerated container as they try to identify hundreds of bodies found in mass clandestine graves in Durango, Mexico. The count of unidentified dead in Mexico is growing. Many say the country's police are simply overwhelmed by the number of drug war casualties as they struggle with poor forensic capabilities and the reluctance of some witnesses and victims' relatives to help. That apparent futility is drawing increasing criticism from Mexicans weary of the government-led offensive against drug cartels, who are also fighting among themselves. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
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              Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks Tuesday, July 17, 2012, during the Illicit Networks Forces in Opposition conference organized by Google Inc.’s think tank Google Ideas, in

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks Tuesday, July 17, 2012, during the Illicit Networks Forces in Opposition conference organized by Google Inc.’s think tank Google Ideas, in

    Posted: 7/18/2012 3:38:21 PM EST
    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks Tuesday, July 17, 2012, during the Illicit Networks Forces in Opposition conference organized by Google Inc.’s think tank Google Ideas, in partnership with the Council of Foreign Relations, in Westlake Village, Calif. Google wants to take on Mexico's powerful drug cartels, offering technological solutions to a grinding drug war that has horrified the country for the past six years. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)
  •  - People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state

    People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state

    Posted: 6/17/2012 10:18:51 PM EST
    People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state June 15, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered Baez who covered the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio, was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for the Veracruz state government. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez
  •  - People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state

    People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:22:36 PM EST
    People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state June 15, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered Baez who covered the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio, was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for the Veracruz state government. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY)
  •  - People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state

    People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:20:42 PM EST
    People and relatives stand next to the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, during his funeral at the cemetery in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state June 15, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered Baez who covered the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio, was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for the Veracruz state government. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY)
  •  - People stand beside the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in Xalapa,in Mexico's Veracruz state

    People stand beside the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in Xalapa,in Mexico's Veracruz state

    Posted: 6/15/2012 1:47:04 AM EST
    People stand beside the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state June 14, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered Baez who covered the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for Veracruz state government. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Relatives and friends stand near the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in Xalapa

    Relatives and friends stand near the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in Xalapa

    Posted: 6/15/2012 1:44:48 AM EST
    Relatives and friends stand near the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in Xalapa, in Mexico's Veracruz state June 14, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered a reporter Baez who covered the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for Veracruz state government. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz

    Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz

    Posted: 6/14/2012 2:08:11 PM EST
    Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz March 14, 2011. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for Veracruz state government June 14, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered a reporter Baez who covers the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country, officials said. Picture taken March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (MEXICO - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY MEDIA CRIME LAW)
  •  - Gina Dominguez speaks during a news conference in Veracruz

    Gina Dominguez speaks during a news conference in Veracruz

    Posted: 6/14/2012 2:00:29 PM EST
    Gina Dominguez (R), spokeswoman for Veracruz state government speaks during a news conference in Veracruz June 14, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered a reporter Baez who covers the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Dominguez. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez (MEXICO - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY MEDIA CRIME LAW)
  •  - Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz

    Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz

    Posted: 6/14/2012 1:57:44 PM EST
    Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz March 14, 2011. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for Veracruz state government June 14, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered a reporter Baez who covers the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country, officials said. Picture taken March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (MEXICO - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY MEDIA CRIME LAW)
  •  - Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz

    Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz

    Posted: 6/14/2012 1:56:05 PM EST
    Mexican reporter Victor Baez is seen in Veracruz June 7, 2012. Baez, who worked for Mexican daily Milenio was abducted leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday and his body was found the following morning, said Gina Dominguez, spokeswoman for Veracruz state government June 14, 2012. Assailants kidnapped and murdered a reporter Baez who covers the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country, officials said. Picture taken June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (MEXICO - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY CRIME LAW MEDIA)
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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)