Organized Crime Drove 22 Percent Surge in Mexico Homicides

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Homicides in Mexico spiked 22 percent in 2016 over the previous year, from 18,650 nationally to 22,932 last year, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. That followed a three-year decline in homicides from 2012 to 2014, before rising again starting in 2015, according to an annual report on violence in Mexico issued by the University of San Diego’s . . .

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