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The Santa Fe district has been spared much of that violence and managed to maintain its reputation as a manicured bubble built atop a former landfill on the western edge of Mexico City. Modern, heavily guarded high-rises where wealthy Mexicans and foreigners live dot the hilly landscape.
It was a regular day at the mall with dozens of cars parked in the lots and hundreds of shoppers visiting the jewelry shops, shoe and department stores.
The gang was once part of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, and authorities say it has killed dozens while trying to forcefully recruit local drug dealers to its ranks. Drug-related killings rose 11 percent in the first nine months ofwhen 12, people were killed, compared to 11, in the same period ofthe office said.
The figures indicate that three-quarters of all homicides in Mexico are now linked to the drug war. The Mexican government had been periodically releasing the number of drug war dead, but it stopped a year ago when the number reached nearly 35, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.The largest cash seizure in history Justice Department Felipe Calderon sent 50, soldiers after the drug cartels when he became president of Mexico in So far the offensive to root out top.
Some 15 Mexican governors have faced corruption the setback in shows that they officials have a long way to go before containing the .
Aug 18, · Mexico's most notorious drug cartels - CNN. Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades.
Prosecutors opened 2, homicide investigations last. Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) pose the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them. Sep 07, · News about Mexican Drug Trafficking (Mexico's Drug War), including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.