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- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
15 January 2012
Overview/ Long Read
So much savagery in Mexico.
Why the gruesome decapitations...burned bodies...and many mass narco fosas/ hidden graves?
The government recently put its narco death toll since Dec. 2006...at 47,515.
NGOs say Mexico is low-balling the tragic numbers.
But there is little argument about the cause...an estimated $39 billion a year in drug profits!
Still...the violence stumps many in the USA.
"How much is enough to the cartels? How many billions justify how many deaths to them?" said a DEA spokesman. "Mexico is their home, too. Their families live there. At what point does the violence cripple their ability to conduct business?"