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  •  - A soldier walks past a glass door damaged by bullets at the police headquarters where Marisol Valles Garcia used to work as the police chief, in Praxedis G. Guerrero

    A soldier walks past a glass door damaged by bullets at the police headquarters where Marisol Valles Garcia used to work as the police chief, in Praxedis G. Guerrero

    Posted: 3/7/2011 2:23:27 PM EST
    A soldier walks past a glass door damaged by bullets at the police headquarters where Marisol Valles Garcia used to work as the police chief, in Praxedis G. Guerrero March 7, 2011. The 20-year-old female student who became the police chief in one of Mexico's most dangerous drug war towns was fired by the mayor on Monday for not showing up to work after Mexican media reported she received death threats. Marisol Valles, a criminology student in Mexico's violent city of Ciudad Juarez, took charge of the police force in the neighboring municipality of Praxedis G. Guerrero near El Paso, Texas in October, sparking intense media attention after few candidates dared to apply for the dangerous job. REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - File photo of Marisol Valles during a news conference in Praxedis G. Guerrero

    File photo of Marisol Valles during a news conference in Praxedis G. Guerrero

    Posted: 3/7/2011 1:48:54 PM EST
    Marisol Valles Garcia talks to the media during a news conference in Praxedis G. Guerrero in this file photo from October 20, 2010. The 20-year-old female student who became the police chief in one of Mexico's most dangerous drug war towns was fired by the mayor on March 7, 2011 for not showing up to work after Mexican media reported she received death threats. Marisol Valles, a criminology student in Mexico's violent city of Ciudad Juarez, took charge of the police force in the neighboring municipality of Praxedis G. Guerrero near El Paso, Texas in October, sparking intense media attention after few candidates dared to apply for the dangerous job. Picture taken October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez/Files (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW HEADSHOT SOCIETY)
  •  - A technician walks next to a car fitted with a 75mm thick bulletproof glass at a garage in Mexico City

    A technician walks next to a car fitted with a 75mm thick bulletproof glass at a garage in Mexico City

    Posted: 12/29/2010 12:25:10 PM EST
    A technician walks next to a car fitted with a 75mm thick bulletproof glass at a garage in Mexico City December 15, 2010. Armored cars and body armor in Mexico are no longer exclusively for government officials, foreign executives and the super-rich, as a raging drug war spreads across the country, leading to a spike in orders with sales rising 20 percent this year. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (MEXICO - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)
  •  - People light candles during the demonstration against violence in Monterrey

    People light candles during the demonstration against violence in Monterrey

    Posted: 10/17/2010 11:33:20 PM EST
    People light candles during the demonstration against violence in Monterrey, October 17, 2010. Once an oasis of calm, Mexico's richest city has become a central battleground in the country's increasingly bloody drug war as cartels open fire on city streets and throw grenades onto busy highways. REUTERS/Edgar Montelongo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
  •  - To match ANALYSIS MEXICO-DRUGS/CALDERON

    To match ANALYSIS MEXICO-DRUGS/CALDERON

    Posted: 4/22/2010 12:02:12 PM EST
    Mexico's President Felipe Calderon attends a meeting in Ciudad Juarez in this March 16, 2010 file picture. A jump in civilian deaths in Mexico's drug war is hitting support for President Felipe Calderon's army-led crackdown, leaving him looking weaker than ever as he heads towards regional elections in July. Many Mexicans are outraged at the deaths of dozens of civilians in recent cross-fire between cartels and security forces that have included babies, university students and two children shot at a military checkpoint during a family vacation. Picture taken March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CRIME LAW)
  •  - Soldiers walk at a crime scene where four people were killed by hitmen, in Ciudad Juarez

    Soldiers walk at a crime scene where four people were killed by hitmen, in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 3/24/2010 1:17:00 AM EST
    Soldiers walk at a crime scene where four people were killed by hitmen, in Ciudad Juarez March 23, 2010. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised on Tuesday to help Mexico broaden a drug war that has failed to curb traffickers' increasingly deadly power along the U.S.-Mexican border. Mexico's drug violence is a major political test for President Felipe Calderon and a worry for Washington, foreign investors and tourists. REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas (MEXICO)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of State Clinton speaks during a joint news conference with Mexico's FM Espinosa in Mexico City

    U.S. Secretary of State Clinton speaks during a joint news conference with Mexico's FM Espinosa in Mexico City

    Posted: 3/23/2010 6:44:51 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) speaks during a joint news conference with as Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa listens in Mexico City March 23, 2010. Clinton promised on Tuesday to help Mexico broaden a drug war that has failed to curb traffickers' increasingly deadly power along the U.S.-Mexican border. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Soldiers walk past a Bell helicopter 412, part of a $1.4 billion package pledged by the U.S, during a ceremony in Mexico City

    Soldiers walk past a Bell helicopter 412, part of a $1.4 billion package pledged by the U.S, during a ceremony in Mexico City

    Posted: 12/15/2009 4:05:45 PM EST
    Soldiers walk past a Bell helicopter 412, part of a $1.4 billion package pledged by the U.S, during a ceremony in Mexico City December 15, 2009. The U.S. embassy handed over five Bell helicopters on Tuesday and plans to give the Mexican government three UH-60 helicopters and four Caza planes in 2010. The equipment is part of a $1.4 billion package pledged by the United States in 2007 to help its southern neighbor crush rampant drug gang carnage. More than 16,000 people have died in drug war violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon sent the army to fight the cartels in late 2006. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
  •  - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) talks to priest Diego Monrroy during a visit to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) talks to priest Diego Monrroy during a visit to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City

    Posted: 3/26/2009 12:53:58 PM EST
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) talks to priest Diego Monrroy during a visit to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City March 26, 2009. An "insatiable" appetite in the United States for illegal drugs is to blame for much of the violence ripping through Mexico, Clinton said on Wednesday. Clinton acknowledged the U.S. role in Mexico's vicious drug war as she arrived in Mexico for a two-day visit where she discussed U.S. plans to ramp up security on the border with President Felipe Calderon. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar (MEXICO POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - US Secretary of State Clinton receives a rose from priest Monrroy during a visit to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City

    US Secretary of State Clinton receives a rose from priest Monrroy during a visit to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City

    Posted: 3/26/2009 12:37:51 PM EST
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) receives a rose from priest Diego Monrroy during a visit to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City March 26, 2009. An "insatiable" appetite in the United States for illegal drugs is to blame for much of the violence ripping through Mexico, Clinton said on Wednesday. Clinton acknowledged the U.S. role in Mexico's vicious drug war as she arrived in Mexico for a two-day visit where she discussed U.S. plans to ramp up security on the border with President Felipe Calderon. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar (MEXICO POLITICS RELIGION)