Mexicans Pay in Blood For America's War on Drugs

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Miguel Angel Lopez Solana

The streets of the port city of Veracruz, Mexico,2007-2010.

The American news media continues to report the body count in Mexico's "War on Drugs" at more than 50,000 dead.

But Molly Molloy, a researcher at New Mexico State University, tallies more than 100,000 Mexicans killed to wage a war financed and mandated by American authorities and led by Mexican president Felipe Calderón.

The carnage has been so remarkable -- mass executions, beheadings, mutilations, men, women, children -- that the outgoing Calderón has announced he may leave the country lest he become a statistic.

Read the full story about Mexico's drug war.

See additional photos of Mexico's gruesome drug war at "The Cartel War," a blog dedicated to covering the ongoing violence.

Published on July 25, 2012

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