Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and China's President Xi Jinping make a toast during a dinner at the National Palace in Mexico City in this June 4, 2013 file photo. When the leaders of ... more 
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and China's President Xi Jinping make a toast during a dinner at the National Palace in Mexico City in this June 4, 2013 file photo. When the leaders of Mexico and China met this summer, there was much talk of the need to deepen trade between their nations. Down on the Pacific shores of Mexico, a drug gang was already making it a reality. The Knights Templar cartel was so successful at exporting iron ore to China that the Navy last month took over the port in a city that has become one of the gang's principal cash cows: Lazaro Cardenas in the western state of Michoacan. To match Feature MEXICO-DRUGS/PORT REUTERS/Tomas Bravo/Files (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY BUSINESS) less 
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