Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Meanwhile, Far Away From Mumbai

Mexico Organized Crime Murder Toll for Year Passes 5,000 Mark

Mexican murders associated with organized crime and drug trafficking passed the 5,000 mark for the year, almost twice the number killed in all of 2007.

A total of 5,031 people have died this year in violence stemming from organized crime, including 35 in the past 24 hours, newspaper El Universal said, based on data it compiles. The pace of the violence has escalated over the year; the first thousand deaths occurred in 113 days, the last thousand in 42 days, the newspaper said.

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