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Daily Archives: August 8th, 2010

Three federal police agents were gunned down along a highway in Puebla state in July. (Ulises Ruiz Basurto, EPA)

Reporting from Mexico City —

Nearly four years after President Felipe Calderon launched a military-led crackdown against drug traffickers, the cartels are smuggling more narcotics into the United States, amassing bigger fortunes and extending their dominion at home with such savagery that swaths of Mexico are now in effect without authority.

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