A migrant from Honduras waits for a train during his journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border on the outskirts of Mexico City. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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A group of people kidnapped by alleged drug traffickers as they were rescued by members of the Mexican army in Sabinas Hidalgo, north of Monterrey, on April 27. Sixteen people, including a woman and a 2-year-old girl, were rescued during the operation. Dario Leon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police officers patrol a street in Torreon, in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, on July 19 after gunmen interrupted a party there, killing 17 people and injuring at least 18. Ramon Sotomayor/AP hide caption

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Acapulco, Mexico's celebrated coastal resort, was once a destination for Hollywood stars, but now struggles to attract foreign tourists frightened by drug-related violence. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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A Toyota Sienna minivan has been bulletproofed in a Mexico City shop that retrofits vehicles with armor. The glass in the door window is considerably thicker than in regular car windows. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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A military police officer patrols at the scene of a murder in Juarez, Mexico, in March. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A police officer runs following a car bomb attack on police patrol trucks July 15 in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Juarez cartel claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed three people and marked an unprecedented escalation in Mexico's drug war. AP hide caption

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Mexican navy marines patrol a crime scene near Monterrey, Mexico, after unidentified gunmen killed one person while trying to assassinate the local police chief, March 21, 2010. Monterrey's economy is rebounding, but rampant drug violence is keeping investors away. AP hide caption

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Egidio Torre Cantu was selected to be the PRI's candidate for governor after his brother Rodolfo was assassinated. Critics say this is a sign that party machinery and the government, not the people, control politics in Mexico. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Relatives and friends of Rodolfo Torre, candidate for governor in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, attend his funeral in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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Mexican marines patrol at a crime scene near Monterrey. AP hide caption

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Mexican marines run down a street after a gun battle erupted Wednesday in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico. A national newspaper reported that on Monday 96 people were assassinated in drug-related violence across the country — the highest daily death toll since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels in December 2006. Bernandino Hernandez/AP hide caption

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Roughly 1,000 people are living on an 8-foot-wide stretch of median in the middle of Route Nationale 2, a torn-up, six-lane road that is one of Haiti's busiest. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Agency for International Development has contracted with relief groups to hire Haitians to clear rubble in the coastal city of Leogane. They also hope to get locals involved in the rebuilding process. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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