December 4, 2008 4:00 PM

With violence soaring, Mexico looks for help from its army

Even for Mexicans accustomed to ghastly drug-related violence, last weekend in Tijuana was overwhelming: Nearly 40 people were killed, four of whom were children, and nine of them beheaded. The immediate answer by city officials was to replace Tijuana's public security chief with an Army officer. That's been the trend for the past two years.

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