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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mexican military losing support for drug war by Dan Keane FROM The Arizona Republic

OJINAGA, Mexico - This hardscrabble Mexican border town welcomed 400 soldiers when they arrived four months ago to stop a wave of drug violence that brought daytime gunbattles to its main street.

But then the soldiers themselves turned violent, townspeople say, ransacking homes and even torturing people.

The frustration boiled over last week. More than 1,000 people marched through the streets carrying signs begging President Felipe Calderón for protection from his own troops.

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