Mexico Grapples With a Rise in Killings

09/25/16 The Wall Street Journal

guns1MEXICO CITY—Criminal violence in Mexico is rebounding after a three-year decline, reaching levels not seen since 2011, when the country’s murderous war between drug cartels was at its worst.

The government’s tally of murders, the vast majority of which it links to organized crime, rose to 14,549 for the first eight months of the year, an 18% increase over the same period a year earlier. In August alone, there were 2,147 homicides, the highest toll for any month since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office at the end of 2012.

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