January 11th, 2012
11:36 AM ET

Mexico: 13,000 killed in drug violence in first 9 months of 2011

Nearly 13,000 people were killed in Mexico by suspected drug violence in the first three quarters of 2011, the country's federal attorney general's office said Wednesday.

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  1. Bill

    This is an outrageous situation but we keep forgetting what we really have south of our border...a third-world country. Whay puzzles me is the fact that they openly espouse to be a Catholic country (that alone may explain a lot of things) yet there seems to be no intervention or political input from the Vatican or the church as a social agency in all this.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. hamsta

    sure blame the catholics.theyve become peaceful people since the salem witch trials.that was like 2 or 3 hundred years ago.its the muslims that drive airplanes into buildings and even resort to blowing themselves up to commit terrorist acts.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. manhandler

    The U.S. could put a stop to alot of these people losing their lives by putting a stop to the rediculous, failed war on drugs. Legalize recreational drugs and take all that money and put it in education and treatment programs. Alot of those guns come from the U.S. We can blame the stupidity of the NRA and their rediculous opposition to common sense gun control. They are a criminal friendly organization as far as I'm concerned. Have lived and worked around alot of Mexican people most of my life. The Mexican people need to put some serious thought into the cultural contributions to this sad situation. Mexican males and their machismo thing is one root to the problem. Maybe they should spend more time on the message that being a man involves way more than how many others you can kill or maim.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe Camel

      FAILED !!! What is your defiition of failed? This imperialist nation depends on assorted wars to keep venal politicians at the helm. Law enforcement and the prison industrial complex thrive on the drug war. Thousands of cops have been arrested/convicted for working both sides but you can't consider that a failure can you? This clueless nation sprayed paraquat on Mexican pot back in the 60's and look what that accomplished. It gave birth to the indoor cultivation movement. It is frequently embarassing to be a citizen of a country led by corrupt, ammoral. venal, inept "leaders" and their corporate masters.

      January 12, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. hamsta

    @manhandler-the nra promotes responsible gun ownership,violent crime of any kind misdemeaner or felony bars membership from the nra.its eric holder and his department of justice that sold stolen guns to the mexican drug cartel with the intent of artificially inflating the gun crime statistics(operation fast and furious).are u smoking crack or just drinking obamas gun control flavored kool aid?

    January 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Taron

    Ron Paul is the only politician who realizes that the war on drugs has failed miserably!

    January 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. BAF

    Remember, there were over 16,000 murders in the USA in 2010. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!

    January 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • BAF

      16,065 or so to be exact. Understood that the population of USA is almost three times that of Mexico but still, 16,000 isn't anything to brag about.

      January 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
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