Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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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 Election To Proceed Despite Assassination

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

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Fugitive Drug Lord Arrested In Jamaica

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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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Violence Reaches New Peak In Mexican Drug War

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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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Jamaica Split Between Drug Lords, Rulers

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A man holds his son's hand while soldiers patrol the Tivoli Gardens neighborhood in Kingston on Thursday. More than 70 people have died during several days of gun battles, the government said, but the reputed drug kingpin who was the target of the raids may have fled the country. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Three days of street battles with heavily armed supporters of the underworld boss had claimed at least 30 lives by late Tuesday. Anthony Foster/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Contrasting Relief Camps Showcase Haiti Challenges

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