House OKs funds to fight Mexican drug cartels Friday, Jun 20 2008 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved $465 million on Thursday to fund an anti-narcotics package to help battle drug cartels in Mexico and Central America.

By a vote of 416-12, the House approved the funding for the first year of the so-called Merida Initiative, proposed in October by President George W. Bush as a three-year plan to provide Mexico with aircraft, equipment and training to fight drug traffickers. (more…)

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Colombia: ¿más o menos coca? Thursday, Jun 19 2008 

Philadelphia Police Beating Update Friday, May 16 2008 

Several men who were caught on film being beaten by Philadelphia police now say the officers concocted a story to justify the now high profile incident.

When the video surfaced, Philadelphia accused the three men of being suspects in a shooting; however, attorneys representing the individuals deny the allegations.

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