Monday, October 26, 2009
A study from something called the Council of the Law and Human Rights found that 90 percent of Mexico's kidnapping are perpetrated by independent gangs, not by moonlighting drug gangs. Which serves as a reminder that Mexico's security ills go way beyond a few big kingpins. It found that in excess of 7,000 Mexicans have been kidnapped each of the past several years. The report also said that 75 percent of kidnapping victims are men between the age of 35 and 45.