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(FILE) Joaquin Guzman Loera, Known as "El Chapo" is pictured on July 10, 1993 at La Palma prison in Almoloya of Juarez, Mexico after being apprehended by the authorities. Mexico lives whipped by a war among drug cartels that dispute their place locally and the trafficking to the United States with unusual ferocity and sophisticated arms on June 11, 2008. Executed, beheaded, tied and tortured bodies with messages against rival bands, or threatened police and street announcements are part of the geography of violence in several states of Mexico. In the course of the year, there were at least 1,378 deaths, 47% more than in the same period in 2007. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty