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Analysis: Mexican navy to hold the fort during shift in drug war

Mexican marines patrol the coastline of Chetumal November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican marines patrol the coastline of Chetumal November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican marines patrol the coastline of Chetumal November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Mexican marines patrol the Rio Hondo, which separates Mexico from Belize, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican marines patrol the Rio Hondo, which separates Mexico from Belize, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican marines patrol the Rio Hondo, which separates Mexico from Belize, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A Mexican marine slides down a zipline during training at a military base in Chetumal November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A Mexican marine slides down a zipline during training at a military base in Chetumal November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A Mexican marine slides down a zipline during training at a military base in Chetumal November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A Mexican marine stands at the stern of a boat while patrolling with others at Rio Hondo, which separates Mexico from Belize, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A Mexican marine stands at the stern of a boat while patrolling with others at Rio Hondo, which separates Mexico from Belize, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A Mexican marine stands at the stern of a boat while patrolling with others at Rio Hondo, which separates Mexico from Belize, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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