A Mexican soldier stands guard as a haul of marijuana and cocaine are incinerated in the background in November 2009. Fighting among the drug cartels — and between government forces and the cartels — has cost nearly 24,000 Mexican lives since late 2006. Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico Seems To Favor Sinaloa Cartel In Drug War

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Mexico's Drug War: A Rigged Fight?

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Baker Bertrand Houlier with the sweet treats and breads he sells at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market in Bethesda, Md. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Market Pastries: Baking The Taste Of France

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The Difference In Juarez Is Chilling

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Marine Felt American Long Before Citizenship Oath

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Guard, Reserve Service Takes High Financial Toll

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