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Mexico’s drug war has been blamed for the deaths of more than 34,000 people, and now comes a report showing that the violence has uprooted nearly a quarter of a million people south of the border, with many of them thought to have fled to the U.S.

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The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Carlos Pascual, has resigned in the wake of WikiLeaked comments he made expressing doubts about Mexico’s ability to fight the country’s drug cartels.

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The Bible-quoting, drug-running leader of Mexico’s notorious La Familia cartel, Nazario Moreno González, is believed to have been killed by federal troops in a two-day gunbattle in the beleaguered state of Michoacan.

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While it may just prove what we already know, WikiLeaks’ gold mine of information has birthed yet another gem. It seems the U.S. is worried about the prospects of Mexico’s fight against its rampant drug trade, describing the army there as "risk averse" and official corruption as widespread.

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Adding to the more than 28,000 people who have already died in Mexican President Felipe Calderon's nearly 4-year-old war on drugs, 27 suspected drug cartel gunmen have been killed by the Mexican army in the border state of Tamaulipas after a suspected Zeta drug ring training camp was spotted from the air.

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Sunday is election day for several important regional contests in Mexico, but it will also conclude an extraordinarily bloody week that has seen at least several dozen people killed, including a candidate for governor in the border state of Tamaulipas, as rival drug gangs struggle violently for turf and power.

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