Thursday, September 9, 2010

Up, Up, Up

Earlier this week, a report from the Chamber of Deputies indicated that the number of kidnappings in Mexico has tripled in the past five years. Kidnapping is notoriously hard to tally with much precision, because the victims often neglect to report it, but we are safe in concluding that there is at least some truth to the report. This is not a happy stat, and just a further example that organized crime in Mexico isn't just about drugs. The implications of that fact are troubling.

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