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August 27, 2011

43,000 Reasons to Take Mexico Off Your Travel/Retire To List

Since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, declaring war on traffickers, roughly 43,000 people have been killed in drug-related homicides here, according to government figures and newspaper estimates. The pace of killings is escalating. More than half the dead, 22,000, were killed in the past 18 months, a rate of one every 35 minutes. -- Tallying a Day of Death in Mexico's War on Drug Traffickers - WSJ.com


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22,000 dead in 18 months isn't a "drug-crime problem" -- it's a friggin' civil war.

Posted by: Skorpion at August 28, 2011 12:37 AM

If they pick up the pace, illegal immigration will cease simply due to lack of participants.

Posted by: Peccable at August 28, 2011 1:02 PM

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