December 10, 2008 5:24 PM

This year's death toll in Mexico's drug war is double 2007's

Thursday marks two years since President Enrique Calderon launched "Operation Michoacan," the first of a sustained series of high-profile deployments of soldiers across the country to fight drug trafficking. Last year was the deadliest year in modern Mexico, and this year has been far worse. Is that what victory looks like?

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