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Mexican drug cartels battle for power

Mexico’s powerful drug cartels have unleashed a wave of violence on a scale not seen since the turf wars that consolidated smuggling routes and territories a decade ago. The discovery last week of a mass grave containing at least 12 bodies under the patio of a house in the border city of Ciudad Juarez ended a month of shootouts and assassinations which left about 70 more dead. Investigators are questioning 13 state policemen, and have issued arrest warrants for four more, including a state commander, after an alleged hit-man confessed that he helped kill and bury the victims on the orders of the Juarez drug cartel and a senior police officer. Alejandro Garcia Cardenas whose wife rented the house, was arrested with his wife and son on Tuesday as he tried to cross the border into the U.S. Full Story

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