Protesting violence in Mexico

A man with his face painted as a skull attends a protest against violence in the country, in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011284" title="Mexico City" href="/topic/international/mexico/mexico-city-PLGEO100100602011284.topic">Mexico City</a>. More than 40,000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000613" title="Mexico" href="/topic/international/mexico-PLGEO00000613.topic">Mexico</a> since December 2006, when President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007526" title="Felipe Calderon" href="/topic/politics/felipe-calderon-PEPLT007526.topic">Felipe Calderon</a> deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

( Alfredo Estrella, AFP/Getty Images / November 27, 2011 )

A man with his face painted as a skull attends a protest against violence in the country, in Mexico City. More than 40,000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

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