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Army to ´reconquer´ state

Helicopters clattered over remote mountaintops while soldiers set up checkpoints Tuesday in western Mexico, a region President Felipe Calderón has vowed to take back from smugglers challenging authorities with beheadings and large-scale drug production. Soldiers were ordered to set fire to marijuana and opium fields and round up traffickers in Michoacán – Calderón´s home state. Navy ships also were patrolling the state´s Lázaro Cárdenas port, a hub for drugs arriving from Central America and Colombia on their way to the United States. Full Story

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