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Morning Roundup: July 17, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Mexican drug murders drop 15-20%, marijuana fields linked to rare wildlife deaths, and Duran Duran's John Taylor talks sex and drugs. MORE  

Bath Salts Testers Play Cat-and-Mouse

By Bryan Le

A drug-testing company chief tells The Fix about his battle to keep pace with the ever-changing elements of bath salts. MORE  

Mexican Paper Goes Silent on the Violence

By May Wilkerson

After two attacks on its offices, El Mañana newspaper announces it will no longer cover the drug war. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 6, 2012

By The Fix staff

Lance Armstrong accuses anti-doping chief of a "vendetta," how addicts abuse their treatments, and Maroon 5's Adam Levine considers drug experiments "valuable." MORE  

Mexico's New Leader Vows New Drug War Plan

By McCarton Ackerman

President-elect Pena Nieto has a more locally-focused strategy to tackle the cartels. MORE  

Video: Zetas Trained Texas Teen as Hitman

By Bryan Le

This 22-year-old mass murderer from Texas was just 13 when he made his first kill for the cartel. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 29, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Mexican election campaign ignores drug war, a 20,000-year-old bowl found in China may have brewed alcohol, and Snoop Dogg is (yet again) busted with pot. MORE  

More DEA Death and Intrigue in Honduras

By Jed Bickman

The DEA admits its agent killed a suspected trafficker, while investigations into an earlier massacre reveal little. MORE  

Mexican Cartels Buddy Up With Italian Mobsters

By Gabrielle Wuhl

They increasingly work together to ship cocaine to the lucrative European market. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 15, 2012

By Bryan Le

Drug war violence in Mexico is declining, NY senators want to bar welfare spending on social vices, and drunk man trying to bring kitten into strip club calls 911. MORE  

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