According to the Mexican government’s own statistics, the Mexican murder total in 2016 was 20,792, the highest it’s been since 2012.    In the  previous year , 2015, the total was 17.013.

The ongoing murders of journalists in Mexico is also troubling.  According to a November 2016 report,  there were more journalists murded in 2016 than during the entire previous term of current President Pena Nieto, which started in December of 2012.

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Article by Allan Wall, published March 6th, 2017, on

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