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Homicides in Mexico have reached a grisly milestone

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Violence in Mexico has been on the rise in recent months as fragmented criminal organizations clash around the country, competing with Mexican authorities and one another for control of illegal enterprises.

Data released by the Mexican government reveals that homicides, perhaps the most visible aspect of the country’s violence, reached an ugly milestone in July.

The 2,073 killings recorded that month were the most of any month since the President Enrique Peña Nieto entered office in December 2012, and it was the first time the country exceeded 2,000 homicides in a month since August 2011. – READ MORE

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