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Streets run red with blood as the gangs kill for fun

Mica Rosenberg and Rachel Uranga

Published 18/08/2011 | 05:00

Few people had heard of the 'Hand with Eyes' before the drug gang dumped a severed head in a working class neighbourhood outside Mexico City.

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A crudely scrawled message at the crime scene in March said: "The Hand with Eyes takes its time but never forgets. Last chance to get the hell out of the Valle de Mexico."

The upstart gang formed just last year is already believed to be responsible for hundreds of murders, taking the kind of brutal bloodshed common in cities on the US border closer to the Mexican capital, so far largely untouched by the mayhem.

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