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Legislator Slain as Violence Rises Amid Mexico Drug Cartel Wars

Monday’s machine-gun slayings of a legislator and his assistant are the latest in a rash of violent deaths sweeping Mexico’s Sinaloa state, which is in the midst of a turf war between rival gangs of drug smugglers. Human rights group Sinaloan Civic Front in Culiacan, the state capital, said Tuesday that there had been more than 240 killings this year, a 20% increase over the same period of 2004. Police have said that at least 80% of the slayings in Sinaloa are related to the illegal drug trade.Full Story

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