Mexico under Siege U.S.-Mexico drug war partnership under Calderon broke new ground

The president, who steps down Saturday, essentially rewrote the rules under which foreign countries can intervene in Mexico.
Mexican soldiers patro the area after finding a clandestine chemical drug processing laboratory in a cave in the mountains of Yahualica, Jalisco. More than 70,000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

Mexican soldiers patro the area after finding a clandestine chemical drug processing laboratory in a cave in the mountains of Yahualica, Jalisco. More than 70,000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

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