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According to available statistics, over 50,000 people have been killed in drug related violence in Mexico sine 2006. This translates to about 22 people being killed each and everyday!

Mexico is one place where people rarely die of natural causes. Am not sure there is any other place in the world where humans play with each others life like it is the case in Mexico. According to available statistics, over 50,000 people have been killed in drug related violence in Mexico sine 2006.  This translates to about 22 people being killed each and everyday!

To prove that 22 people die here every day, just yesterday Friday 4th 2012, the bodies of 23 people were killed and 9 dead bodies were discovered hanging from a bridge. Several other bodies were found decapitated and dumped near the Nuevo Laredo city hall but  a few hours later, 14 human heads were found packed in cooler near the office of the Mayor of Nuevo Laredo city and it was all so clear that this was the handiwork of the drug cartels because there were warning notes threatening the Gulf cartel.

The city of Nuevo Laredo has lately been torn apart by a vicious drug war between the Zetas cartel and the powerful Sinaloa cartel which has ganged up with Gulf cartel against the Zetas. Authorities plan to send more forces to fight these killers but unfortunately, the Mexican police is very ill trained and people fear them instead. Many Mexicans prefer to die quietly than involve the police because once you call the police 99, instead of getting help, they quickly turn you into a criminal and even beat you up. They are equally a very corrupt police force that is poorly remunerated and often extort money from innocent civilians.

With a force like this managing the  many cities in Mexico, it very unlikely that death on a daily basis can be avoided in the face of the drug related violence among the different drug cartels. The most unenviable position in Mexico in my opinion, is being a leader here! I wonder why people even vie for political posts here because you can be gunned down anytime and worst of all, it is very difficult for any leader to maintain law and order in such a dangerous country.