Drug Policy

Mexican Drug War Violence Still Getting Worse

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The horrible situation in Juarez and across Mexico detailed in my November 2009 Reason interview with sociologist Howard Campbell is getting still worse so far in 2010, as per the Drug War Chronicle. That report, filled with gruesome details, was dated a week ago, on Feb. 26. It lists 1,401 deaths year to date, and the numbers are obviously getting bigger weekly and even daily. That is 18 percent of the 2009 total, although we have only seen as of that date 15 percent of the year gone by.