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Victims of Mexico's Drug War Getting Younger

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Patterson, Feb 14, 2010

The majority of the estimated 15,000 to 17,000 people slain in drug-related violence in Mexico since late 2006 were young men.

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Sinaloa: Living Under the Law of the Narco Lords

New America Media, New Analysis, Manuel Ortiz, article and slideshow, English translation, Mayra Lombera, Feb 12, 2010

Sinaloa, in northern Mxico, is the cradle of drug trafficking and one of the most violent and dangerous places in Mexico. On average, eight to 11 people are executed daily in its capital city, Culiacn, as a direct consequence of violence linked to drug-trafficking, government corruption and impunity. For Mexicans, drastic change is the only real solution.

Drug Surveillance Drones Frequent Flyers in Latin America

New America Media, News Report , Marcelo Ballv, Jan 27, 2010

Drone aircraft are increasingly engaged in counterdrug missions over South American jungles and Mexican cities. The drones, many manufactured and sold by Israel, represent the latest high-tech escalation of Latin Americas anti-drug efforts.

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U.S.-Cuba Relations: 1 Step Forward, 10 Steps Back

Caribpress.com, Commentary, Christina Pina, Jan 27, 2010

Washington's move to increase scrutiny of travelers from Cuba in wake of Christmas Day bombing attempt by Nigerian national appears to have given both sides ample reason to revert to old ways.

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Rush to Aid Haiti's Earthquake Victims

One World.net, News report, Brittany Schell , Jan 17, 2010

Individuals, aid organizations, and governments worldwide are rallying to aid the people of Haiti after Tuesday's devastating earthquake that has killed tens of thousands of people and crippled the infrastructure of the island nation, already the poorest in the western hemisphere.

Obama Takes Step Backward on Cuba

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Jan 12, 2010

An editorial in New York's El Diario/La Prensa calls on the Obama administration to reconsider its move to include Cuba on a terrorist list.

California Man Murdered in Mexico

La Opinin, Editorial, Staff, Jan 06, 2010

Editors of La Opinin mourn the death of Agustin "Bobby" Salcedo, the assistant principal of a Los Angeles County high school who was killed during his recent vacation to Mexico.

Mexican Editor Detained, Interrogated

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Dec 31, 2009

The editor of the newspaper El Sur, based in the Mexican state of Guerrero, was detained and interrogated by Mexican police because of an editorial he wrote.

International Court Holds Mexico Accountable for Femicides

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Dec 15, 2009

In a historic decision, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the Mexican government failed to prevent and properly investigate the murders of three young women in Ciudad Juarez.

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