We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
17 Oct 2010 03:44 GMT | Latin America, Mexico
Monterrey and the state it is situated in - Nuevo Leon - have become some of Mexico's most violent places after a turf war broke out between two major drug cartels. More than 600 people have been killed in the last year, and as a result the state and authorities have launched an unprecedented war against drug gangs. As Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Monterrey, fear and frustration have gripped the city.
Source: Al Jazeera
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Politics, United States, Cuba
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Poverty & Development, France, Refugees
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