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Over 1,000 flee homes in south Mexico over violence

Some 1,000 people have fled their homes in southwestern Mexico after gunfights erupted in their villages and criminal groups threatened them, officials said Thursday. Residents of three villages in the state of Guerrero abandoned their homes Wednesday after an unspecified number of people were wounded and houses were set ablaze,…

Mexicans vote for new state governor amid drug war horrors

ACAPULCO, Mexico – Voters in western Mexico lined up to elect a new state governor on Sunday against a backdrop of harrowing violence in a contest that could spur the main opposition party’s drive to the presidency in 2012. A day after drug gangs dumped a mutilated body and posted threatening…

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