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Baja slips further into turmoil

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More American tragedy in Baja: four Americans, including a woman, slain execution style near Rosarito Beach.

The comments to KNBC's story, far more incendiary than anything permissible at most blogs, demonstrate both how far Mexico's policing ability has slipped in recent months and how much Anglo-Americans fear Mexico's inability to police itself adequately.

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Could Mexican-American relations have had a worse two weeks? It started with the Absolut ad agency's reconquista map. Anti-kidnapping units were found to be kidnapping tourists themselves. A Mexican official visiting Washington stole Blackberries from the White House. And the final immense bloodbath in teejay, San Diego's sister city, where the dead were laid out on a maquiladora road. Things are not well within the already schizo relationship between the two countries that are more different to each other than any that share a 1,000 mile-plus border in the world.