Friday, November 20, 2009

The Beat: Twenty Today

Bloody Friday: twenty persons were murdered in what appears to be narco-related executions in and around the city of Juarez today. Six died yesterday, including four police agents killed in two incidents. If the count of twenty holds up today the toll this year is around 2280 so far, with nearly six weeks left in the year. At this rate the year will end with about 2568 murders, for a rate of 171 per 100,000.

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