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Hinds Cave, a major archeological site in southwest Texas near the Mexico border, is the place where Mr. Belknap found a bone fragment of what he says is the oldest-known domesticated dog in North America. A carbon-dating test pegged the age of the bone at 9,400 years old. (Associated Press)

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The widow of municipal police officer Andres Gutierrez grieves during his wake Dec. 6 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He and three other officers were ambushed and killed on Dec. 4. (Associated Press)

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Investigators stand at a crime scene where two men were shot in Tijuana, Mexico, late Thursday Jan. 6, 2011. According to police at the crime scene, two men where shot by unknown assailants, killing one and injured the other. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

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Police patrol the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across the border from El Paso, Texas, in December. More than 3,000 people were killed there in 2010, and mayhem spread by drug cartels has caused residents to flee and businesses to close. (Associated Press)

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A destroyed home sits abandoned in a low-income neighborhood in Ciudad Mier, Mexico, where a nine-month battle between drug cartels sent most residents fleeing, not to return. Mexicans have been fleeing border towns throughout the Rio Grande Valley. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Then-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (left) is greeted by Li Gun of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's American Affairs Department upon arriving at the Pyongyang airport on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/APTN)

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A large image of the Virgin of Guadalupe looms over the plaza where rival gangs held a gunbattle in Tecalitlan, in Mexico's Jalisco state, late Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. At least 11 people were killed, the Jalisco state attorney general's office said. (AP Photo/Raul Aguilar)

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Greenpeace activists form the word hope as a question with their bodies, next to a giant life saver, during a demonstration near the site of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh delivers a speech during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday Dec. 8. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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** FILE ** A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent inspects a tunnel that authorities discovered Nov. 25, 2010, and say was used to smuggle drugs from Mexico to an Otay Mesa warehouse in San Diego. (Associated Press)

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Environmental activists from 350.org, left, demonstrate before the cameras of journalists during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday Dec. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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In this image released by Greenpeace on Sunday Nov. 28, 2010, a giant balloon rises next to the Chichen-Itza pyramids in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, Sunday Nov. 28, 2010. Facing another year without a global deal to curb climate change, the world's nations will spend the next two weeks in Cancun, Mexico, during the annual conference of the 193-nation U.N. climate treaty, debating how to mobilize money to cope with what's coming, as temperatures climb, ice melts, seas rise and the climate that nurtured man shifts in unpredictable ways. (AP Photo/Greenpeace)

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People walk past a sand sculpture made by activists of Oxfam, a group of non-governmental organizations, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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In this photo taken Nov. 5, 2010, Felix Solis Martinez, a leader of communal farmlands, takes a break as he lies down at a valley the forest of San Juan Xoconusco, Mexico, part of the wintering grounds of the Monarch butterfly in the mountains west of Mexico City. The Monarch butterfly reserve in the mountains west of Mexico City is a link between developed and developing nations, the butterflies migrate to Mexico from the United States and Canada, and its has benefited from international help, like payments to communities to preserve trees and alternative income projects that helped cut the deforestation rate here by about 95 percent. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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In this Nov. 25, 2010, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), packages of seized marijuana are examined by officials in Murrieta, Calif., after a cross-border tunnel between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego was discovered. (AP Photo/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

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Mr. Morales knows how to properly harvest peyote, which grows wild near the border with Mexico. His customers are among tens of thousands of Native American Church members who use peyote in religious ceremonies.

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Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said Tuesday that the ATF's bid to reduce the flow of weapons from the U.S. to Mexico's drug gangs suffered from "significant weaknesses." (Associated Press)

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Maria Cisterna lights a candle on Nov. 1 to put on an altar in remembrance of those who have died in the violence related to drug trafficking in Monterrey, Mexico. (Associated Press)

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In this photo, provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal agent crawls through a 600-yard-long tunnel found in a warehouse along the border between the United States and Mexico. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2010, file photo, Stacy Ferguson, known as Fergie, of the Black Eyed Peas, performs during a concert in Monterrey, northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, file)