August 3rd, 2010
07:15 PM ET

Official: Mexican drug war kills more than 28,000 since 2006

More than 28,000 people have died in drug violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 and stepped up the fight against organized crime, the nation's intelligence and national security director said Tuesday.

In addition, said Guillermo Valdes Castellanos, Mexican authorities and drug gang members have been engaged in 963 gun battles in that time period, or about one per day.

The large number of confrontations show that the government is taking the fight to the drug cartels, which previously operated with impunity, Valdes said.

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  1. Leaf

    The Number 2 and 3 on the (WIKI) list of countries by homicide rate are in N. Central America (MEXICO)
    Number 2, South America is Number 3. That is out of 135 countries World Wide.

    Ages of consent in Mexico is 12 years old.
    That is still a baby.
    Child rapist is a Felony in the United States of America.
    Who is going to come calling on your daughters?????????????? At age 12?

    6 different drugs are LEGAL to carry in MEXICO,
    3 of those Drugs include METH, COCAINE, and HERION.

    Drug Cartels are allowed BY THE PEOPLE and government of Mexico to build Grand Mausoleums for themselves after they die.
    These MONSTRACITIES should be destroyed but are allowed in? Your town?
    How do you feel about these being built in your families cemetery?
    That means they live near YOU and YOUR Familia (family).
    Culiacan, Sinoloa is the unofficial capital of Mexico’s drug-trafficking business. Given the shortened lifespan for drug traffickers, shrines and mausoleums honoring fallen narcos have become an integral part of the city’s landscape. David Luhnow and Jose de Cordoba report from Mexico.
    Death is not the end of bravado for Mexican drug traffickers laid to rest in lavish Grand Mausoleums at a cemetery in Culiacán, heart of the Sinaloa cartel.
    How do you and you communities, cities, states, and families feel about these truths?
    Ask you children?

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