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Mexico Hit by Wave of Drug Gang Killings

Mexico has been hit by an unusually high number of drug-related killings this year, with at least 18 people gunned down in the past week in gangland-style hits blamed partly on turf wars over drug crops. Three men were found shot dead in Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from Texas over the weekend, which followed the shooting of three people including two policemen in Nuevo Leon, five in Sinaloa, three in Mexico state and four in Tijuana. Federal police also discovered three corpses stashed in a house operated by a member of the Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel, based in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez. Full Story

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