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Mexico’s Drug War Prompts Exodus

Mexico’s drug war has been blamed for the deaths of more than 34,000 people, and now comes a report showing that the violence has uprooted nearly a quarter of a million people south of the border, with many of them thought to have fled to the U.S. –JCL

Al-Jazeera English:

About 230,000 people have been displaced in Mexico because of drug violence, and about half of them may have taken refuge in the United States, a new study has revealed.

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre [IDMC] based its report, released this week, on studies by local researchers.

The Geneva-based organisation noted that the Mexican government does not compile its own figures on people who have had to leave their homes because of turf battles between drug gangs.

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