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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
  •  - People watch Pope Benedict XVI lead a mass in Silao, on two giant screens in Tlalnepantla outside Mexico City

    People watch Pope Benedict XVI lead a mass in Silao, on two giant screens in Tlalnepantla outside Mexico City

    Posted: 3/25/2012 6:05:35 PM EST
    People watch Pope Benedict XVI lead a mass in Silao, on two giant screens in Tlalnepantla outside Mexico City March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao

    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 5:31:50 PM EST
    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao

    A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 5:31:26 PM EST
    A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Pope Benedict XVI wears a traditional Mexican hat while being driven through a crowd before officiating mass in Silao

    Pope Benedict XVI wears a traditional Mexican hat while being driven through a crowd before officiating mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 4:40:47 PM EST
    Pope Benedict XVI wears a traditional Mexican hat while being driven through a crowd before officiating mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - A faithful waves a flag during a mass headed by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    A faithful waves a flag during a mass headed by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 4:36:38 PM EST
    A faithful waves a flag during a mass headed by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - Bishops stand together before the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI prior to a mass in Silao

    Bishops stand together before the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI prior to a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 4:10:21 PM EST
    Bishops stand together before the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI prior to a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Faithful cheer while waiting for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive prior to a mass in Silao

    Faithful cheer while waiting for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive prior to a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 4:06:54 PM EST
    Faithful cheer while waiting for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive prior to a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Faithful wait for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive prior to a mass in Silao

    Faithful wait for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive prior to a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 4:04:39 PM EST
    Faithful wait for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive prior to a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - A woman prays during a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    A woman prays during a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 3:47:57 PM EST
    A woman prays during a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - A man receives communion during a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    A man receives communion during a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 3:00:07 PM EST
    A man receives communion during a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - Pope Benedict XVI crosses himself during a mass in Silao

    Pope Benedict XVI crosses himself during a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 2:57:01 PM EST
    Pope Benedict XVI crosses himself during a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao

    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 2:55:20 PM EST
    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao

    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 2:54:35 PM EST
    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Priests attend a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    Priests attend a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 2:53:53 PM EST
    Priests attend a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao

    A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 2:44:23 PM EST
    A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao

    A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao

    Posted: 3/25/2012 2:41:29 PM EST
    A priest takes a picture of bishops as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass in Silao March 25, 2012. Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday urged Mexicans to promote peace and justice in their country, where a murderous drug war has led to tens of thousands of deaths. It was the largest event on the first leg of his six-day Latin America tour, which will also take him to Cuba. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)