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Mexico Struggles with Drug Gang Violence

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is struggling to keep his war against organized crime on track after losing some of his top crime-fighting officials in a plane crash last week. The cause of that plane crash is still under investigation, but more than 4,000 people have died so far this year in violence connected to criminal gangs. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the United States could be drawn into the conflict south of the border. A U.S. official inspects debris from a plane crash in Mexico City which killed 3 high-level Mexican officials involved in the drug war, 05 Nov 2008
The roster of violent crime in Mexico in recent weeks is alarming: headless bodies found hanging from bridges, policemen ambushed by assailants with automatic weapons, grenades dropped into a crowd of people in a public square, killing and injuring several.Full_Story

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