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Mexico’s Hydra-headed Crime War

It may seem that Mexico’s crime war, which has left over 100,000 dead in its wake, could not get any worse.

  • Falko Ernst
  • ICG

But interviews with gunmen in deadly Tierra Caliente show that it can, as criminal organisations break into smaller and smaller parts, driving up the death toll.

The body, dumped under a highway overpass, is charred beyond recognition.

At the morgue, it takes four days to identify it.

A day longer, and authorities would have laid the corpse to rest in a mass grave, alongside dozens, maybe hundreds, of…

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