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32 More Dead in Mexico’s Drug War

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Posted on Oct 7, 2011
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The bodies continue to pile up in Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s five-year-old war on drugs. Thirty-two corpses were found in the eastern city of Veracruz. Violence among drug cartels and between the government and drug traffickers has killed 44,000 people so far.

The bodies were discovered in various homes around the city’s Atlantic port two days after the government announced a new plan for hunting the cartels. A notorious group calling itself the Zeta Killers has claimed responsibility for a number of killings.

Like his American counterparts, Calderon seems to view the country’s relationship with drugs as a simple war between good and evil. “Part of the problem is that we didn’t fight [gangs] before like we should have done,” he said in a speech. —ARK

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Mexican security forces have found 32 bodies at several locations around the eastern city of Veracruz, according to the authorities, only two weeks after 35 corpses were dumped on a busy street in the Atlantic port.

Just two days after the Mexican government unveiled a plan to lay down the law in the state of the same name, police and marines found the bodies in three different areas of the city, the navy said in a statement on Thursday.

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By PatrickHenry, October 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm Link to this comment

Not to worry, plenty more where they came from.

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By bigjohn756, October 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm Link to this comment
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I hope these deluded do-gooders wake up and legalize drugs before everyone in Mexico is dead and half of the US population is in prison..

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