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    Mexico: 2nd Deadliest Country in 2016

    Only Syria topped it in deadliness.

    And, some wonder why we don't want that element here.

    Odd, huh?

    (CNN)It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines.

    As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico's drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 -- second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of the civil war.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/americ...conflict-2016/

    On the good news front, there is more evidence that Trump's changes have had a slowing effect on illegal immigration over our southern border.

    Border apprehensions are considered a rough yardstick for the overall flow of illegal immigration, so a drop in arrests is believed to reflect an overall drop in the flow of people.
    Overall, 11,129 people were apprehended trying to sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border in April, down from 12,196 people in March and a significant drop from 43,251 people in December, before President Trump took office.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...r-down-70-pct/

    An improvement, albeit a small one.
    “I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
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    But your racist if you don't want open borders.

    A lot of the left wants open borders and mass refugee immigration, which would lead to a random unvetted influx from both countries. Irresponsible at best.

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    Yeah the your a racist if you want to stop illegal immigration is a non starter anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    Only Syria topped it in deadliness.

    And, some wonder why we don't want that element here.

    Odd, huh?



    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/americ...conflict-2016/

    On the good news front, there is more evidence that Trump's changes have had a slowing effect on illegal immigration over our southern border.



    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...r-down-70-pct/

    An improvement, albeit a small one.
    That's a little decieving since it's our demand for drugs that fules much of it. End prohibition and throw in legalizing prostitution and the Mexican and /us murder rates will fall.

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    I just thought of something the top two most deadly countries are a muslim and mexican, the two groups liberals tell us are the greatest and call us racists for not embracing. Man you just cant make this stuff up
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    Mexican citizens are calling for stepped up policing...

    Rising Crime in Mexico City Prompts Calls For Stepped-up Policing
    November 1, 2017 – Mexican citizens are calling for stepped up policing in response to rising crime in downtown Mexico City.
    Robberies targeting people in the street in the capital’s downtown were 1,651 percent above the national average from May to August this year, according to an analysis of official government crime statistics by the citizens’ crime watchdog group Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano. The rate of pedestrian robberies in the downtown area known as Delegacion Cuauhtemoc was 425 per 100,000 inhabitants. The national average was 24. The 12 square-mile zone in the heart of the city includes the Historic District, Reforma Avenue with its office towers and government buildings, and tree-lined neighborhoods filled with restaurants and bars and popular with foreigners, tourists, and young people.

    Analysis by the citizens’ group also shows that from May to August the Cuauhtemoc zone had the highest rate of violent robberies in the entire city, nearly twice the national average of 64 per 100,000 inhabitants. Citywide, violent robberies increased by 64.4 percent and robberies of pedestrians shot up 58.5 percent between May and August of this year compared to the same period a year ago. The rate of business robberies in Cuauhtemoc and the neighboring zone of Benito Juarez to the south was six times the national average of 24 per 100,000 inhabitants for the period. Slightly more than half a million people live in Cuauhtemoc, but its businesses, government offices and historic attractions draw more than 1.5 million visitors and workers daily, according to city authorities.

    The watchdog group’s director, Francisco Rivas, says the high levels of commercial activity may pose a target, but he mostly blames poor policing for the downtown’s expanding crime problem. “Cuauhtemoc has always been one of the more dangerous parts of the city, but the authorities are not succeeding in attacking the problem and it is increasing.” The murder rate in Mexico City is also on the rise. The city has the second highest homicide rate nationally, at nine murders per 100,000 inhabitants from January to September this year according to Marcela Figueroa, a researcher with the citizens’ group Causa en Comun. Nationally the murder rate has been increasing since 2015, she said. Rivas also drew attention to the high use of guns in crimes in the capital.

    Across Mexico, a gun is used in six out of every 10 crimes. In Mexico City the rate is seven out of 10, and guns are used in 60 percent of all robberies, he said – “much higher than it was five, or even ten years ago.” He also called for police to crack down on well-known markets where stolen goods are sold. Dangerous crime in Mexico’s coastal tourism resort areas of Los Cabos and Cancun prompted the State Department to update its travel advisory for Mexico last August, warning of high homicide rates and that bystanders have been injured in gun battles between criminal groups in the daylight hours. The updated advisory contains no warnings regarding Mexico City, however. Mexico City’s homicide rate remains much lower than that of Chicago, where there were 785 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, as reported by the Chicago Tribune last September.

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...epped-policing

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    Cartel lynchings in Los Cabos...

    Six bodies hung from bridges near Mexican tourist resort
    Thu December 21, 2017 - The bodies of six men were found Wednesday hanging from bridges in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, the state's attorney general's office said.
    Four bodies were found in the municipality of Los Cabos, the other two near the state capital of La Paz. The bodies were found suspended from three bridges located near the two main international airports and the highways leading to the popular beach resort of Cabo San Lucas.
    Authorities have not released the identities of the deceased nor said who they believe to be responsible for the deaths. Baja California Sur Gov. Carlos Mendoza Davis wrote on Twitter that he "condemns the acts and any expression of violence."

    The six cases are being investigated as homicides, the attorney general's office said. Violence in the Baja California Sur region has increased in the past three years, due to an ongoing territorial dispute between the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation drug cartels. Mexico's notoriously ruthless drug gangs have regularly hanged victims from bridges and highway overpasses in places like Mexico City, but it is unusual for bodies to be seen near tourist areas.

    In August, the US State Department issued an updated travel warning, cautioning tourists that the state experienced an "increase in homicide rates" compared to the same period in 2016 "While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by US citizens," the State Department says.

    Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, told HLN that the region is a "safe and secure destination, as it always has been." The area, which sees 2 million international visitors per year, will get 200 new police officers early next year. Los Cabos is also making progress on expanding its surveillance system, Esponda told HLN, adding new cameras and wiring existing hotel security cameras into a centralized crime reporting system. A military base is being built, too, he said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/21/americ...dge/index.html

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    Not a good idea to go to Mexico.

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    The USA is no haven of peace and tranquility. Europe is so much safer. It's all relative.

    News: Rich people paying rich people to tell middle class people to blame poor people.

    They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.

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    Mexico homicides hit an all time high... Mexico Homicides Hit Record Level in 2017, Data Show December 23, 2017 — Mexico has this year registered its highest homicide total since modern record-keeping began, according to official data, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto's pledge to get gang violence under control with presidential elections due in 2018.
    A total of 23,101 homicide investigations were opened in the first 11 months of this year, surpassing the 22,409 registered in all of 2011, figures published on Friday night by the Interior Ministry showed. The figures go back to 1997. Pena Nieto took office in December 2012 pledging to tame the violence that escalated under his predecessor, Felipe Calderon. He managed to reduce the homicide tally during the first two years of his term, but since then it has risen steadily. At 18.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, the 2017 Mexican homicide rate is still lower than it was in 2011, when it reached almost 19.4 per 100,000, the data showed. The rate has also held below levels reported in several other Latin American countries.
    Protesters chant "Justice!" as they carry images of slain journalist Javier Valdez during a demonstration outside the Interior Ministry in Mexico City, May 16, 2017. Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain in Sinaloa state. He was another victim in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers.
    According to U.N. figures used in the World Bank's online database, Brazil and Colombia each had a homicide rate of 27 per 100,000, Venezuela 57, Honduras 64 and El Salvador 109 in 2015, the last year for which data are available. The U.S. rate was 5 per 100,000. Still, Pena Nieto's failure to contain the killings has damaged his credibility and hurt his centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which faces an uphill struggle to hold on to power in the July 2018 presidential election. Amnesty for gangs The current front-runner in the race, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has floated exploring an amnesty with criminal gangs to reduce the violence, without fleshing out the idea. Mexican newspaper Reforma said Saturday that after a campaign stop in the central state of Hidalgo on Friday, Lopez Obrador again addressed the issue when asked whether talks aimed at stopping the violence could include criminal gangs. "There can be dialogue with everyone. There needs to be dialogue and there needs to be a push to end the war and guarantee peace. Things can't go on as before," Reforma quoted Lopez Obrador as saying. Such a strategy harbors risks for the former Mexico City mayor. A poll this month showed that two-thirds of Mexicans reject offering an amnesty to members of criminal gangs in a bid to curb violence, with less than a quarter in favor. Pena Nieto is barred by law from seeking re-election. https://www.voanews.com/a/mexico-hom...n/4176726.html

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