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Mexico violence continues to rise with on average 94 people being murdered a day mostly in drug cartel related killings




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Mexico continues to be ravaged by drug related violence with media in the country reporting record new highs in murders being committed.

During the first six months of 2019 an average of 94 people a day were being killed, mostly in relation to cartel activity with over 3,000 people being killed in June alone.

The violence in the country makes Mexico comparable to war zones such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan with no signs of it abating any time soon.

Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, had vowed to improve the security in the country but the leftist’s leader rolled back on using the military against the cartels in the hopes that the violence would decrease.

It has however, emboldened the organised multi-billion-dollar drug trafficking operations who continue to war with each other over territory and access routes to the lucrative market’s north of the border in the United States.

The cartels have also now increased their control of areas of the US-Mexico border and are engaging in large scale people smuggling into the US.

In the US President Trump continues to fight for greater border security but is met with intransigence from democrats who view mass migration from Mexico and the demographic change it brings as having political benefits for themselves.

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