It has now been almost four years since Mexico's President Felipe Calderon ordered the military to take on his country's powerful drug gangs.
In that time, more than 30,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence.
But so far, Calderon has shown no sign of backing down from using the armed forces. And as Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports, that controversial decision is still the subject of fierce debate.
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