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  • Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines. Guzman, the leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel and considered the Mexican most-wanted drug dealer, was captured alive overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan on Feb. 22, 2014.
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  • A member of the so-called self-defense groups remains in a barricade at Antunez community, Michoacan state, Mexico, on Feb. 15, 2014. Feb. 24, 2014 commemorates the first anniversary of the uprising of the self-defense groups. Mexican federal forces have taken over police duties in some 20 towns in the restive state of Michoacan, where vigilante groups are fighting a drug cartel.
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  • A mother with her children take part in a protest in Mexico City on May 10, 2013. A group of mothers and relatives of children missing due to the drug war in the country, demand to the Government the investigation of the crimes.
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  • A Mexican soldier stands in a poppy field during an operation at Petatlan hills in Guerrero state, Mexico on Aug. 28, 2013. Mexico is being whipped by a war among drug cartels disputing their place and the trafficking to the United States with unusual ferocity and sophisticated weapons.
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  • Mexican soldiers investigate the scene where three bodies were found in the Ciudad Renacimiento neighborhood in Acapulco, Mexico, on Oct. 23, 2010.
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  • Relatives of victims Sotero Reyes, Ismael Reyes, Luis Vital and Roberto Vital, are seen during their funeral on Oct. 24, 2010, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. A group of gunmen attacked a house in the Horizontes del Sur neighborhood early in the morning of October 23 leaving 13 youngsters killed and around 20 others injured.
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  • Police officers inspect a crime scene in Juarez municipality near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, on July 24, 2012, where seven men were killed by gunmen. The country has been struggling with a massive crime wave in recent years, with more than 50,000 people believed to have been killed in drug-related violence since 2006.
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  • Police officers place markers next to the bodies of several men killed by drug traffickers in the bar in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on April 28, 2010.
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  • Mexican Army soldiers walk in front of the rubble of the Casino Royale, in Monterrey, Mexico, on Aug. 26, 2011. Calderon condemned the "abhorrent and barbaric" killing of 52 people by suspected drug cartel gunmen who ruthlessly set a casino ablaze.
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  • Picture of bullet holes on a window of the funeral parlor "Satelite", one of many businesses that were burned down for not paying their "cuota", a monthly tax charged by criminal gangs to thousands of local businesses, n Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on July 6, 2011.
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  • A man peers in the front of a rehabilitation center for drug addicts, where unknown assailants threw grenades and shot in simultaneous attacks killing four people and wounded eight, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Dec. 6, 2010.
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  • Ongoing drug violence in Mexico

    Mexican Army presents in the military garrison of the city seized marijuana packages on December 11, 2012 in Ciudad Juarez Mexico.
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  • Thousands of guns lie on the ground before their destruction in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico on Feb. 16, 2012. At least 6000 rifles and pistols seized to drugs cartels were destroyed by members of the Mexican Army.
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  • Mexican police agents look at a man's corpse on a street of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Oct. 4, 2010. The Mexican government declared war on the drug cartels on Dec. 2006, which has since left 22,743 people dead according to official records.
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  • About 100 pairs of shoes are placed in front of the DPP on December 07, 2012 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. "Red Shoes" is a call for solidarity in a situation of escalating violence, a concern to women and young people who keep disappearing and being killed under the indifferent gaze of the authorities.
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  • A Mexican young dressed as an "Angel" holds a placard with a religious message while arriving at a crime scene as part of a campaign against violence in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on Dec. 10, 2011. Since 2008, nearly 10,000 people have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez as drug cartels battle for the precious trafficking territory that borders the United States.
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  • Ongoing drug violence in Mexico

    Children look at a bus after it was set ablaze in Mozimba neighborhood, Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico on January 16, 2013. The bus was attacked by unkown gunmen who evacuated passengers and killed the driver and his 14-year-old assistant before setting fire to the bus.
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  • Ongoing drug violence in Mexico

    A police officer takes part in a security operation on February 13, 2013 in a street of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico. According to official figures, violence has decreased from 3,116 violent deaths in 2010 to 759 in 2012, in this city of 1.3 million inhabitants.
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  • Ongoing drug violence in Mexico

    An armed marked man, member of a residents' police force, stands guard of 27 people arrested by them in Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero state, Mexico on January 25, 2013. Hundreds of civilians armed with rifles, pistols and machetes decided to create their own security squad, on account of the presence of unidentified gangs committing robberies, kidnappings and murders.
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  • A general view of an abandoned neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state on March 30, 2012. Violence in Mexican city Ciudad Juarez has changed the lives of its residents, where anxious mothers look for missing daughters, and families cross the border daily to sleep in neighboring Texas.
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  • Mexican federal policemen stand guard at a suspected drug-related murder site March 3, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. A forensics team excavated five corpses from the floor of an abandoned house where officials said the five victims were apparently buried alive in concrete. Drug violence has surged in the coastal resort in the last year, making Acapulco the second most deadly city in Mexico after Juarez.
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  • A forensics team inspects the body of a man killed in a suspected drug-related execution along the path where he was shot on March 1, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico.
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  • U.S. Army National Guardsman Pfc. Philip Moore, rests during a "down time" shift overlooking the border fence with Mexico on June 22, 2011 in Nogales, Arizona.
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