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  •  - Soldiers walk in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state

    Soldiers walk in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state

    Posted: 12/9/2011 10:33:16 PM EST
    Soldiers walk in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state December 8, 2011. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon launched the barracks, where 600 soldiers from Mexico's army will be stationed. The Mexican drug war sparked a town exodus and most of the residents fled the city in 2010, pushing local authorities to demand for more troops in the area, according to local media. Picture taken December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)
  •  - Soldiers point their rifles during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state

    Soldiers point their rifles during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state

    Posted: 12/9/2011 10:33:11 PM EST
    Soldiers raise their rifles during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state December 8, 2011. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon launched the barracks, where 600 soldiers from Mexico's army will be stationed. The Mexican drug war sparked a town exodus and most of the residents fled the city in 2010, pushing local authorities to demand for more troops in the area, according to local media. Picture taken December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)
  •  - Soldiers hold their rifles while standing in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state

    Soldiers hold their rifles while standing in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state

    Posted: 12/9/2011 10:33:04 PM EST
    Soldiers hold their rifles while standing in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state December 8, 2011. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon launched the barracks, where 600 soldiers from Mexico's army will be stationed. The Mexican drug war sparked a town exodus and most of the residents fled the city in 2010, pushing local authorities to demand for more troops in the area, according to local media. Picture taken December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)
  •  - Soldiers stand in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier

    Soldiers stand in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier

    Posted: 12/9/2011 10:32:58 PM EST
    Soldiers stand in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state December 8, 2011. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon launched the barracks, where 600 soldiers from Mexico's army will be stationed. The Mexican drug war sparked a town exodus and most of the residents fled the city in 2010, pushing local authorities to demand for more troops in the area, according to local media. Picture taken December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 11/16/2011 4:50:52 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2011 file photo, a forensic investigator examines the body of a man killed by unidentified gunmen at a crime scene in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is having its deadliest year on record as authorities struggle to control a rampant drug war on the U.S. Caribbean territory. Police said Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011 that three people died overnight in separate incidents, raising the year's homicide toll to 995, matching a 1994 record with six weeks left to go in the year. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
  •  - Man writes on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Man writes on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 10/14/2011 10:51:58 PM EST
    A man writes "Fast," in reference to the "Fast and Furious" operation that allowed guns to be smuggled to Mexican drug cartels from the U.S., on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City October 14, 2011. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon and human rights activist Javier Sicilia met at Chapultepec castle for another round of talks on the drug war that has exploded since Calderon sent army troops into the fight when he took office in late 2006. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Poet and peace activist Sicilia of the "Peace with Justice and Dignity" movement participates in a ceremony at the archaeological site of Montealban in Oaxaca

    Poet and peace activist Sicilia of the "Peace with Justice and Dignity" movement participates in a ceremony at the archaeological site of Montealban in Oaxaca

    Posted: 9/12/2011 7:01:43 PM EST
    Poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia (C) of the "Peace with Justice and Dignity" movement participates in a ceremony at the archaeological site of Montealban in Oaxaca September 12, 2011. Sicilia, whose son was killed in March, has given a voice to thousands of Mexicans suffering the chaos of the drug war by starting the most significant protest movement against a war that has exploded since Mexico's President Felipe Calderon sent army troops into the fight when he took office in late 2006. Sicilia and followers of the movement are trying to reach Guatemala. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - A cross bearing the name of a victim of the drug war is seen during a protest in Mexico City

    A cross bearing the name of a victim of the drug war is seen during a protest in Mexico City

    Posted: 9/1/2011 9:33:11 PM EST
    A cross bearing the name of a victim of the drug war is seen during a protest in Mexico City September 1, 2011. Protesters set up crosses and coffins outside the congress to protest against militarization a day before Mexico's President Felipe Calderon's state of the union address. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - A man sits next to a Mexican flag and a cross bearing the name of a victim of the drug war during a protest in Mexico City

    A man sits next to a Mexican flag and a cross bearing the name of a victim of the drug war during a protest in Mexico City

    Posted: 9/1/2011 9:30:29 PM EST
    A man sits next to a Mexican flag and a cross bearing the name of a victim of the drug war during a protest in Mexico City September 1, 2011. Protesters set up crosses and coffins outside the congress to protest against militarization a day before Mexico's President Felipe Calderon's state of the union address. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
  •  - Maria Consuelo, a victim of the drug war, reacts during a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Maria Consuelo, a victim of the drug war, reacts during a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/28/2011 4:01:45 PM EST
    Maria Consuelo, a victim of the drug war, reacts during a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Victims of the drug war attend the audience as they take part a discussion with members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Victims of the drug war attend the audience as they take part a discussion with members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/28/2011 4:00:23 PM EST
    Victims of the drug war attend the audience as they take part a discussion with members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - A victim of the drug war reacts as she take part a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    A victim of the drug war reacts as she take part a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/28/2011 3:59:21 PM EST
    A victim of the drug war reacts as she take part a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Poet Javier Sicilia gestures as he arrives to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Poet Javier Sicilia gestures as he arrives to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/28/2011 2:18:58 PM EST
    Poet Javier Sicilia gestures as he arrives to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City July 28, 2011. Sicilia, whose son was killed in March, has given a voice to thousands of Mexicans suffering the chaos of the drug war by starting the most significant protest movement against a war that has exploded since Mexico's President Felipe Calderon sent army troops into the fight when he took office in late 2006. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Victim of the drug war Maria Consuelo addresses the audience as poet Javier Sicilia looks on during a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec

    Victim of the drug war Maria Consuelo addresses the audience as poet Javier Sicilia looks on during a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec

    Posted: 7/28/2011 2:17:27 PM EST
    Victim of the drug war Maria Consuelo (2nd R) addresses the audience as poet Javier Sicilia (L) looks on during a discussion with members of the Mexican congress and victims of the drug war at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City July 28, 2011. Sicilia, whose son was killed in March, has given a voice to thousands of Mexicans suffering the chaos of the drug war by starting the most significant protest movement against a war that has exploded since Mexico's President Felipe Calderon sent army troops into the fight when he took office in late 2006. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Poet Javier Sicilia gesture as he arrives to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Poet Javier Sicilia gesture as he arrives to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/28/2011 2:14:58 PM EST
    Poet Javier Sicilia gestures as he arrives to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City July 28, 2011. Sicilia, whose son was killed in March, has given a voice to thousands of Mexicans suffering the chaos of the drug war by starting the most significant protest movement against a war that has exploded since Mexico's President Felipe Calderon sent army troops into the fight when he took office in late 2006. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Poet Javier Sicilia arrives with Mexican senator Carlos Navarrete to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Poet Javier Sicilia arrives with Mexican senator Carlos Navarrete to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/28/2011 2:13:07 PM EST
    Poet Javier Sicilia (L) arrives with Mexican senator Carlos Navarrete to attend a discussion with victims of the drug war and members of the Mexican congress at the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City July 28, 2011. Sicilia, whose son was killed in March, has given a voice to thousands of Mexicans suffering the chaos of the drug war by starting the most significant protest movement against a war that has exploded since Mexico's President Felipe Calderon sent army troops into the fight when he took office in late 2006. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - To match Special Report MEXICO-DRUGS/MONTERREY

    To match Special Report MEXICO-DRUGS/MONTERREY

    Posted: 7/16/2011 6:09:04 PM EST
    The letter "Z" is seen painted on a hill next to the toll booth at the freeway between Monterrey and Torreon, in the Mexican state of Coahuila March 13, 2010. The "Z" refers to the Zetas drug cartel. In just four years, Monterrey, a manufacturing city of 4 million people 140 miles (230 km) from the Texan border, has gone from being a model for developing economies to a symbol of Mexico's drug war chaos, sucked down into a dark spiral of gangland killings, violent crime and growing lawlessness. By engulfing Monterrey, home to some of Latin America's biggest companies and where annual income per capita is double the Mexican average at $17,000, the violence shows just how serious the security crisis has become in Mexico, the world's seventh-largest oil exporter and a major U.S. trade partner. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
  •  - To match Special Report MEXICO-DRUGS/MONTERREY

    To match Special Report MEXICO-DRUGS/MONTERREY

    Posted: 7/16/2011 6:08:49 PM EST
    The letter "Z" is seen painted on a hill next to the toll booth at the freeway between Monterrey and Torreon, in the Mexican state of Coahuila March 13, 2010. The "Z" refers to the Zetas drug cartel. In just four years, Monterrey, a manufacturing city of 4 million people 140 miles (230 km) from the Texan border, has gone from being a model for developing economies to a symbol of Mexico's drug war chaos, sucked down into a dark spiral of gangland killings, violent crime and growing lawlessness. By engulfing Monterrey, home to some of Latin America's biggest companies and where annual income per capita is double the Mexican average at $17,000, the violence shows just how serious the security crisis has become in Mexico, the world's seventh-largest oil exporter and a major U.S. trade partner. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
  •  - Forensic worker Ochoa examines DNA samples to help identify corpses, in the Mexican forensic building in Mexico City

    Forensic worker Ochoa examines DNA samples to help identify corpses, in the Mexican forensic building in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/5/2011 8:48:30 PM EST
    Forensic worker Rayo Del Carmen Ochoa examines DNA samples to help identify corpses, in the Mexican forensic building in Mexico City, in this picture taken June 14, 2011. Thousands of drug war corpses have exposed the gaps in Mexican forensic science, where teams struggle to identify victims, vital evidence is often overlooked and most murders go unsolved -- a far cry from the United States. Picture taken June 14, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SOCIETY SCI TECH)
  •  - Forensic worker Ochoa examines DNA samples to help identify corpses, in the Mexican forensic building in Mexico City

    Forensic worker Ochoa examines DNA samples to help identify corpses, in the Mexican forensic building in Mexico City

    Posted: 7/5/2011 8:47:58 PM EST
    Forensic worker Rayo Del Carmen Ochoa examines DNA samples to help identify corpses, in the Mexican forensic building in Mexico City, in this picture taken June 14, 2011. Thousands of drug war corpses have exposed the gaps in Mexican forensic science, where teams struggle to identify victims, vital evidence is often overlooked and most murders go unsolved -- a far cry from the United States. Picture taken June 14, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SOCIETY SCI TECH)