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Juárez Violence Persists: August Deadliest Month with 322 Killed

Location: 
Ciudad Juárez, CHH
Mexico
The extremely dangerous city of Ciudad Juárez had more homicides this past August than any other month since prohibition-inspired drug trafficking organizations began fighting a turf war in 2008. Other very deadly months include this past June, when 313 people were slain, and August 2009, with 315.
Publication/Source: 
El Paso Times (TX)
URL: 
http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_15956844?source=most_viewed

Southern Oregon Residents Fear Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations

Location: 
OR
United States
Though they are nearly a thousand miles away from the bloodshed, Mexican expatriates living in the Rogue Valley fear possible reprisal.
Publication/Source: 
MyCentralOregon.com (Oregon)
URL: 
http://www.mycentraloregon.com/news/state/ap/193217/S-Ore-residents-fear-Mexican-drug-cartels.html

Marijuana Initiative Challenges Costly, Bloody Drug War (Opinion)

Location: 
CA
United States
Former California state senator Tom Hayden opines that he supports the November ballot initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana because our country's long drug war is a disaster and there is an alternative that is better for our health, safety and democratic process.
Publication/Source: 
The Huffington Post (CA)
URL: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-hayden/marijuana-initiative-chal_b_699503.html

More Than 3,000 Mexican Cops Fired Amid Drug Wars

Location: 
Mexico
Mexico’s Federal Police Commissioner Facundo Rosas said today that 3,000 police officers have been fired since May. Six of those officers have been charged in the death a murdered mayor. Rosas said the fired cops were either linked to corruption or failed to do their jobs.
Publication/Source: 
HULIQ Media (NC)
URL: 
http://www.huliq.com/10178/3000-mexican-cops-fired-amid-drug-wars-and-mayoral-assassinations

Mexico Massacre: How the Drug War is Pushing Cartels Into Human Trafficking

Location: 
Mexico
Drug traffickers are increasingly diversifying their illicit activities and targeting more than just rival criminal gangs.
Publication/Source: 
The Christian Science Monitor (MA)
URL: 
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2010/0830/Mexico-massacre-How-the-drug-war-is-pushing-cartels-into-human-trafficking

Hidalgo, Tamaulipas Mayor Gunned Down

Location: 
Hidalgo, TAM
Mexico
Mexican authorities are investigating the assassination of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas Mayor Antonio Leal-Garcia whose killers are suspected gunmen allied with Los Zetas. The Zetas have also been blamed for the massacre of 72 Central and South American immigrants just a couple hours away in San Fernando. The police chief in Hidalgo, Tamaulipas was killed back in May.
Publication/Source: 
KGBT (TX)
URL: 
http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=503984

Continued Drug Prohibition Allows Mexican Drug Gangs to Diversify Into Human Smuggling

Location: 
Mexico
Phenomenally rich due to drug prohibition, Mexican drug gangs, which used to focus exclusively on ferrying narcotics such as cocaine to the United States, have diversified into other lucrative criminal activities such as human smuggling and extortion.
Publication/Source: 
National Center for Policy Analysis (TX)
URL: 
http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=19755

Mexican Drug Traffickers Expand Reach in Central America

Location: 
Central America is struggling to contain rising drug prohibition violence as powerful Mexican drug traffickers, facing a government crackdown at home, expand southward and intensify operations in neighboring nations.
Publication/Source: 
Reuters
URL: 
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67P3MA20100826

Mexico Offers 'Drug Deal and People Trafficking Holidays'

Location: 
Mexico
While escalating violence in Mexico's war on drugs may be prompting some would-be tourists to think twice about visiting the country, others see it as a chance to try a different kind of travel experience. A new type of traveler is flocking to the country, keen to experience a dark underworld of drug traffickers, leftist rebels and illegal migration.
Publication/Source: 
Daily Mail (UK)
URL: 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1306299/Mexico-drug-wars-people-trafficking-city-tours-offered-travel-firms.html

U.S. Consulate Warning of Zeta Kidnappings in Mexico

Location: 
Monterrey, NLE
Mexico
After the possible kidnapping attempt of a college student last Friday, the U.S. Consulate is warning Americans who travel to Monterrey that they face a greater risk of being kidnapped.
Publication/Source: 
KRGV (TX)
URL: 
http://www.krgv.com/news/local/story/Consulate-Warning-of-Zeta-Kidnappings-in-Mexico/O6Z_lCxZPEmUKMhC6I5Xdw.cspx

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