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Thirsty Illegal Pot Crops Threaten Forests, Boost Fire Danger (TEXT, PHOTOS, and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Illegal marijuana plantations, New Mexico, national forests, public lands, water, fire danger, drug cartels, environment, law, ethics, society, humans )

- 1472 days ago -
As New Mexico heads toward a potentially devastating fire season, there's a threat to to the state's public lands that may come as a surprise. People are illegally growing marijuana, hiding the plants deep within national forests and public lands.
Mexico's Drug War Took 12,000 Lives in 2011 -- When Will U.S. Leaders Admit Responsibility?
Society & Culture  (tags: murder, drug cartels, Mexico, violence, prohibition )

- 2265 days ago -
Prohibition in the United States has reached another low, causing even more international damage. The Washington Post reports that in 2011, more than 12,000 people died in Mexico's escalating drug violence. Since President Felipe Calderon launched a U.S
Native Americans Also Feel Effects of Mexican Gangs and Drug Cartels
Society & Culture  (tags: methamphetamine, drug cartels, gangs, violence )

- 2974 days ago -
American Indian reservations across the US have become the target of Mexican gangs and drug cartels because of their reduced police presence and the lower income of the citizens who reside there. As a result meth
Violence in Mexico Claims Small-Town Mayor
Society & Culture  (tags: Mexico, Government, Mayor, murder, crime, death, drug Cartels, police, sadness, violence )

- 3166 days ago -
(CNN) -- The mayor of a small town in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico was found shot dead Tuesday, apparently among the latest victims in the fight against organized crime in the region.
Mexico Police Agents Are Killed in Alleged Retribution By Cartel
Society & Culture  (tags: government, Mexico City, crime, death, Drug Cartels, police, murder, torture, retaliation, corruption, drugs, gangs )

- 3167 days ago -
MEXICO CITY-Twelve undercover federal police agents were captured, tortured, and executed by a relatively new and dangerous Mexican cartel calling itself La Familia, or The Family, officials said Tuesday.

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