|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Mexico

Murders Topped 11,500 in Mexico Last Year, Newspaper Says

MEXICO CITY – A total of 11,583 people were murdered in Mexico last year, making 2010 the worst year since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the country’s drug cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006, the Mexico City daily Reforma reported.

The northern state of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, which is in the northwestern part of the country, and Guerrero, located in the south, were the most violent of Mexico’s 32 states.

The newspaper’s tally, however, was lower than the January-November figure of 12,456 murders that the Attorney General’s Office released on Dec. 16.

Some 607 of Mexico’s more than 2,400 cities experienced at least one gangland-related crime, up from the 530 affected by criminal activities in 2009, Reforma said.

Chihuahua registered 3,185 murders, while Sinaloa had 2,028 murders and Guerrero registered 984.

Chihuahua is home to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s murder capital, where press tallies put the total murders in 2010 at more than 3,100, or about one-quarter of the total for the country.

Ciudad Juarez, a border city where the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels have been battling for control of smuggling routes into the United States, has been plagued by drug-related violence for years.

The most violent month since Calderon launched his war on the cartels was June 2010, when 1,414 murders occurred, the newspaper said.

Gangland violence may actually increase in 2011 across Mexico, Reforma reported, citing experts.
 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved