2010 Bloodiest Year Yet in Mexico
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
Estimates now place 2010 as the bloodiest year yet in Mexico’s ongoing war against the drug cartels. Drug-related conflict led to the deaths of more than 15,000 people last year as the government and cartels continued to do battle across the country. —JCL
Last year was the bloodiest yet in Mexico’s war against organised crime as drug-related deaths jumped to a record high.
More than 15,000 people lost their lives in Mexico’s conflicted with the traffickers in 2010.
It has also already been a violent start to 2011, with the cartels blamed for more murders.
AP / Alexandre Meneghini
Mexican police escort Texas-born drug kingpin Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias “La Barbie,” after his arrest near Mexico City last August.