1. APPALLING

    Woman Decapitated in Mexico

    Veracruz State police and Mexican army soldiers guard the perimeter around the site of a state prosecutors convention in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico Thursday Sept. 22, 2011. A gang known to be aligned with Mexico's most-wanted drug lord appears to be making a violent challenge to the dominant Zetas Cartel in the Gulf state of Veracruz, after they dumped 35 bodies last Sept. 20 on a busy avenue in front of horrified motorists near where the nation's top prosecutors were about to start a convention. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

    Felix Marquez, file / AP Photo

    Marisol Macías Castañeda, a newsroom manager for the Primera Hora newspaper in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, was found decapitated alongside a sign saying she was killed for her postings on a social-networking site. The site, Nuevo Laredo en Vivo, has a section for reporting the location of drug-gang lookouts and sales points, which possibly angered the Zetas cartel. It may be the third case so far this month of drug cartels killing people for what they said on the Internet.

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