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Three beheadings in two different states and they happened here in the United States, not Mexico. Former DEA supervisor Phil Jordan says all three beheadings have cartel written all over them. They happened in Arizona and Oklahoma in the past year.
More than 47,000 people have been killed in drug violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched a military crackdown against drug cartels. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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More than 5,000 young people in San Diego, most of them Hispanics accused of being involved in street gangs, have been held in confinement by the city's corrections system during the past two years. Most of the crimes are associated with assaults, robbery, drug trafficking or consumption, since according to the authorities, being near the border also makes the youths easy targets for Mexican cartels that recruit them to smuggle drugs.
The border is “safer than ever”. So says DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Again and again .
The American Dream January 21, 2012
Posted Dec 21, 2011 A graphic picture is emerging in Mexico five years after President Felipe Calderon launched his all-out assault on organized crime: Mass killings as cartels fight each other for territory and civilians caught in the violence; police unable to prevent the mayhem or to investigate the aftermath.
<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2011/12/5207605619_46cc821132_z.jpg" alt="" title="MEXICO-DRUGS/" width="660" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-68273" /> Arranging drug sales on a cellphone, cryptic email or even a pager? That’s strictly for the small-time dealer.
“It is a confrontation.