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Mexico Under Siege: 2014

Since June 2008, Los Angeles Times reporters and photographers have chronicled, from both sides of the border, the savage struggle among Mexican drug cartels for control over the lucrative drug trade to the U.S. The conflict has left thousands dead, paralyzed whole cities with fear, and spawned a culture of corruption reaching the upper levels of the Mexican state.

Mexico's Guerrero state teeters on the edge of chaos

Mexico's Guerrero state, like Michoacan, has seen vigilante groups take up arms against a drug cartel.

Mexican drug lord hid in mountains, homes, sewers

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman once reportedly escaped through a bathtub hatch. A satellite phone call gave him away.

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