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Mexico: drug violence has killed 22,700 since 2006
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO (AP) – 1 day ago
MEXICO CITY — More than 22,700 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war since a U.S.-backed military crackdown on cartels began more than three years ago, according to a government report.
The report said 2009 was the deadliest year in the drug war, with 9,635 people killed in violence tied to organized crime. That compares to 2,837 in 2007, the first year of President Felipe Calderon's military-led offensive. ...