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Mexico battles proliferation of drug language

There are a half dozen words for drug cartel informants, and double that for drug war dead. "Narco" has become a general prefix. The trend has people worrying that Mexico is developing a kind of offhand jargon that anesthetizes people by making escalating violence seem routine. Full story

Preview: 'Inside Mexico's Drug War'

  Chris Hansen goes deep inside Mexico's drug war. With exclusive access, he goes on a secret mission, investigates the violence in Juarez and tells the story of a hit man who has been living a double life.  'Inside Mexico's Drug War' airs Sunday, April 17th, at 7pm/6c.

Mexican leader slams U.S. coordination in drug war

President Felipe Calderon has rejected accusations that a lack of coordination in Mexico is undermining his fight against drug cartels, saying the real culprit is the rivalry within U.S. intelligence agencies. Full story

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  Drug war causing armored car market to flourish

As Mexico's drug war escalates the demand for armored cars is growing at a rapid rate. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at a Utah company that has seen its business skyrocket as a result of the violence.

  FBI probes deadly Mexico border shooting

The shooting death of a Mexican teenager by U.S. Border Patrol agents has once again put the issue of security amid an increasingly violent drug war into sharp focus. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.

  Mexico's drug war weapons mostly from U.S.

The War Next Door: Most of the thousands of weapons fueling Mexico's brutally violent drug war are bought in the U.S.A. NBC's Mark Potter reports.

  Dec. 13: Nightly News Monday broadcast

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  Texas lake attack linked to Mexican drug war?

As the U.S. cautions citizens about European travel, a more serious warning remains in place for Mexico, where a drug war has led to a surge in violence, especially along the border. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

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