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As Drug War Turns Into Quagmire, Fear Rules Mexico

More than 3 1/2 years after Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched his war against the drug cartels, violence in Mexico continues to escalate, and 2010 is on track to be the deadliest year yet in a campaign that has already claimed some 25,000 lives.

Top politicians have been kidnapped and killed. Massacres of more than a dozen people have become common. And in July, a car bomb exploded in Juarez.

The fallout from the drug war that’s starting to be known as Calderon’s quagmire is being felt across Mexico, among those of all walks of life. And there is no end in sight to the violence.

Read the full NPR article here.

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