MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's government is making a public
challenge to the violent grip that drug cartels have on the
It's offering rewards of up to $2 million each for information
leading to the arrest of 24 top drug lords. Smaller rewards are
being offered for information about 13 of their lieutenants.
The rewards are said to be the largest Mexico has ever offered
for top drug kingpins.
More than 9,000 people have been killed in Mexican drug violence
since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006. Gangs
are battling each other for territory and to fight off a government