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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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Ana Hualinga, a local leader of the indigenous Achuar people in San Cristobal, Peru, stands in a former community garden and tree nursery. She says the land was recently cleared by the oil company Pluspetrol, without consulting the community. Annie Murphy for NPR 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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Violence Reaches New Peak In Mexican Drug War

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Gas Keeps Workers From Rescuing Colombian Miners

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Cardinal Jaime Ortega, shown here at a May 20 news conference in Havana, was among clerics who recently met with Cuban President Raul Castro, who pledged to improve conditions for political prisoners. Javier Galeano/AP hide caption

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Mexican Family Flees To El Paso To Escape Violence

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The Chisos Mountains in Brewster County near Big Bend National Park, in 2006. Tom Alex/AP hide caption

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