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Mexico deploys thousands of troops to crime-torn state

Mexico deployed thousands of extra troops to the western state of Michoacan on Monday in a bid to tamp down drug cartel violence amid the emergence of vigilante groups.

Mexico deploys thousands of troops to crime-torn state
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More than 20,000 missing under Calderon: report

More than 20,000 people have disappeared in Mexico over the past six years of a brutal crackdown on drugs during the government of former president Felipe Calderon.

More than 20,000 missing under Calderon: report
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Drug war debate heats up after another brutal year

Even when a feared drug lord lied dead in a funeral home, Mexican authorities could not prevent the cartel kingpin from slipping away.

Drug war debate heats up after another brutal year
Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader
Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader

The Mexican navy said late Monday that the leader of the powerful Zetas drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano, was apparently killed in a shootout near the US border.

Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader