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#406718 - 05/01/11 10:00 PM 1,400 Murders in April: New Record for Mexico
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New murder record in Mexico: More than 1,400 in April

MEXICO CITY - The drug-war death toll for Mexico in April was 1,400, the highest of any month since the Mexican government began its war on illicit drug trade four years ago.

The previous high was 1,322 in August 2010, the daily newspaper Milenio reported Sunday.

Most of the murders in April occurred in northern Mexico, reflecting the trend of recent months as drug cartels battle each other over drug and migrant routes.

An estimated 450 of the dead were found in mass graves, where the cartels try to conceal their grisly harvests. Most of those victims were migrants from countries south of Mexico who were trying to get into the United States.

Organized gangs specialize in kidnapping the migrants and forcing them to turn over their money and work for them, or face death.

In 2010, more than 15,000 people were murdered in Mexico.

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#406744 - 05/02/11 10:17 AM Re: 1,400 Murders in April: New Record for Mexico [Re: Short]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Lessee, the population of Mexico is around 111 million, or about 355 times larger than the population of Belize officially counted as 313,000 in the 2010 census.

On an equivalent population basis, that would be about 4 murders in Belize in a month.

Mexico had 1400 murders in April. By my count, Belize had at least 12 homicides (two others may have been but are not yet official).

So, comparing oranges to oranges, that means Belize's murder rate in April was THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN MEXICO'S.


--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#406762 - 05/02/11 01:42 PM Re: 1,400 Murders in April: New Record for Mexico [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
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Thanks Lan, I also made this math a while ago, when I spoke with Mexicans.

Everything in life is relative, and many always point with the finger on places that they believe are more bad, without doing the math...

#406833 - 05/03/11 10:06 AM Re: 1,400 Murders in April: New Record for Mexico [Re: Cayemen]
SnoopysMom Offline
And yet it is perfectly safe for tourists (cruise ship and otherwise) to tool around Belize City.....

#406834 - 05/03/11 10:54 AM Re: 1,400 Murders in April: New Record for Mexico [Re: Short]
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It makes me sad to see that Mr. Lan Sluder uses a subject, not related to Belize, to embarrass our country.
Live and let live

#406844 - 05/03/11 12:53 PM Re: 1,400 Murders in April: New Record for Mexico [Re: Short]
Short, you're the one who started this thread. Were you perhaps referring to something else?
Belize's embarrassment has nothing to do with Lan as he was only stating facts.


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