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|User Info||7.6 Earthquake in Guerrero, Mexico; entered at 2012-03-20 21:54:51|
Registered: 2007-09-24 Queens, NY
Drug war: Stay out of the west and the border states, and your odds of dying in the drug war in Mexico suddenly become roughly equal to getting hit by a meteor.|
The geographic pattern of drug violence is still mainly concentrated in northern border states and some western states. Chihuahua was still the most violent state with 2,289 deaths in 2011 (Jan-Sept) for a rate of 90 deaths per 100,000 per year. Other states with high rates were Guerrero (61), Durango (58), Sinaloa (53), Tamaulipas (45), Nayarit (42), Nuevo León (33), and Coahuila (28). Note that four of these states are along the border and four are in western Mexico.
That said, the reason the American media is nervous discussing the drug war is that any in depth analysis quickly comes to the conclusion that the evil facists such as Rick Santorum that lobby for the war against drugs have the blood of innocent Mexicans on their hands.