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The drug-fueled violence that has plagued Mexico and spilled over the border into the US shows no signs of stopping it.Mexican President Felipe Calderon's offensive against the drug cartels has been met by a wave of violence that has recently claimed the lives of more than 47,000 people,according to statistics cited by the Associated Press.
Included in the number of casualties are 16,000 unidentified bodies, with at least 49 more uncovered last month.The violence, which sometimes trickles into the US, has made some worried about the seemingly futile effort to clamp down on drug traffickers."The level of violence we're living with reflects the critical condition our institutions are in, and it reveals a corrupt government," Blanca Martinez of the Fray Juan de Larios human rights center in the northern border state of Coahuila, many have blamed America's drug laws for the deaths wrought by cartels.
There is contends that, without a demand for illegal drugs in America, the Mexican gangs would have far less incentive to engage in violence.Whatever the cause, the deadly results of Mexico's drug war are undeniable. Ware fare between rival cartels over control of drug trafficking routes- such Zetas, gulf cartel, Sinaloa cartel,Templars of Michoacan and several others are accounted for the majority of deaths. below are a few of the lethal incidents within the last years.
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