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Calderon's Military Call-Up

In December 2006, Mexico's new president, Felipe Calderon, declared war on drug traffickers. About 45,0000 troops have been deployed along the U.S. border and throughout the country's interior. Over that time, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the strife.

Map of Felipe Calderon's Military Call-Up in Mexico

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