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More killings in northern Mexico

News of five additional murders in Mexico’s increasingly lawless northern border region came Thursday as President Vicente Fox was hosting a summit in Cancun with U.S. counterpart George W. Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A 45-year-old merchant was gunned down Thursday morning outside a 24-hour supermarket in Reynosa, according to Tamaulipas state police commander Carlos Leonel Lozano Gutierrez. Wednesday, authorities found the bullet-riddled body of a man whose hands and feet were bound and whose eyes were bandaged. These latest murders bring to 10 the number of violent deaths reported so far this year in Reynosa, which lies just across the border from McAllen, Texas. Full Story

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