Friday, February 11, 2011

Mexico City's difficult neighbours

Not-so-safe haven

Feb 11th 2011, 21:26 by T.W. | MEXICO CITY

ONE of the striking features of Mexico’s crackdown on drug gangs is that the resulting violence has kept a wide berth of the capital. Of the 34,612 murders related to organised crime that the government counted between 2007 and 2010, just 1.9% took place in Mexico City. Considering that the metropolis accounts for about 8% of the country’s population, that’s not bad going.

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