Violence in Mexico Surges

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Mexico’s homicide rate is surging. Government and independent sources are reporting an up to 18 percent increase for 2016, compared to last year.

This comes on the heels of a multi-year decline in criminal violence in many parts of the country. It has been more than six years since Mexico’s murder rate shot up so “dramatically,” notes former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (2002-2009) Antonia Garza.

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