In the first three months of the year, a total of 5,775 murders were recorded, more than in any other year in the same period in the last two decades, according to figures from the National Public Security System. In March, Mexico surpassed 2,000 homicides in a month for the first time since mid-2011.
Publicado: 09 Aug | 05:54 PM EDT
The site where the bodies of three people were found inside bags and with signs of torture, in the state of Guerrero. In the first three months of 2017, a total of 5,775 murders were recorded, more than any other year in the same period in the last two decades.
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Under President Enrique Peña Nieto the fight against organized crime has focused on capturing leaders of drug cartels, and in four years has managed to capture more than 100 of the 128 "priority targets,"despite the wave off violence prevailing throughout the country.
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Between 2012 and 2016 there were 63,816 homicides in Mexico.
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In 2016 Mexican authorities reported the presence of nine drug cartels and 37 criminal cells.
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To combat organized crime, President Enrique Peña Nieto mobilized 52,000 soldiers and 16,000 navy marines 2016.
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The fight against organized crime has left more than 28,000 disappeared people.
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The cartels have atomized as their leaders have been killed or captured. Now the Mexican government is fighting not against large organizations, but against small groups that dispute fractions of their former drug turf.
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Adolfo Lagos, vice president of Televisa, was shot dead while riding a bicycle in central Mexico on Sunday Nov 19, 2017.
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