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Sat Jan 14, 2012, 07:30 PM

 

Mexican Death Toll in Drug War to 47,515

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2012/01/mexico-updates-death-toll-in-drug-war.html

The Mexican government updated its drug war death toll on Wednesday, reporting that 47,515 people had been killed in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderón began a military assault on criminal cartels in late 2006.

The new official tally provided by the attorney general’s office included data only through September, and it showed that drug-related killings increased 11 percent, to 12,903, compared with the same nine-month period in 2010. Still, a government statement sought to find a silver lining, asserting that it was the first year since 2006 “that the homicide rate increase has been lower compared to the previous years.”

But that will hardly calm a public scared by the recent arrival of grisly violence in once-safe cities like Guadalajara, nor will Wednesday’s limited data release silence the increasingly loud call for better, more transparent government record keeping.


So, would you visit Mexico?

Would anyone like to guess the total number of dead caused by our war on drugs (prohibition?)



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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 07:40 PM

1. A small price to pay to make sure my kid has to pay a little extra for a joint

I would gladly sacrifice a million Mexicans if it somehow indirectly inconvenienced even one American toker.

(This is sarcastic)

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 08:03 PM

2. The "War on Drugs" is killing thousands of Mexicans

And it is destroying and/or enslaving millions of Americans...and it didn't work any better than alcohol prohibition.

For me, knowing what I now know, ending the War on Drugs ties for first place priority with ending unjustified wars for all of my activism.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 08:04 PM

3. I visit my mom regularly

 

and yes, the war on drugs is not just a failure but a tragedy. It is time to legalize the crap.

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