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Mexico drug war sees bloodiest year
About 15,000 people were killed as security forces fought traffickers in 2010.
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2011 01:10 GMT

Last year was the bloodiest yet in Mexico's war against organised crime as drug-related deaths jumped to a record high.

More than 15,000 people lost their lives in Mexico's conflicted with the traffickers in 2010.

It has also already been a violent start to 2011, with the cartels blamed for more murders.

A new poll suggests some Mexicans are looking for other options in dealing with the cartels - namely negotiating with them.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Mexico City.

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