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Mexico's drug war soaring


Officials in Mexico say that more than 20 people have been killed in the latest outbreak of drug-related violence in Chihuahua state, in the north of the country near the US border.

Drug-related violence in Mexico is soaring, as criminal gangs fight both each other for control of the trafficking routes from Colombia to the US, and fight federal forces deployed against them.


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