DRUG WAR

$2M Bounty for Mexican Drug Lords

With 8,000 dead in drug violence in the past two years and narcotrafficking raging out of control, Mexico is taking drastic measures—offering $2 million each to informers who help arrest the country’s 24 most wanted drug gang leaders. The move is a public challenge to the cartels, the BBC reports, and comes amid increasing U.S. and Mexican cooperation as gang violence spills over the border. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week will be in Mexico, where she’s expected to confirm the U.S. will deploy more federal agents along the American-Mexican border, before President Obama travels to Mexico City for meetings next month.