Mapping The Dead – Mexico’s Drug War

40,000+ people dead in a little over a year.

  • The RED balloons are civilians.
  • The RED balloons with a dot are politicians, and other high profile killings.
  • The BLUE balloons are police officers and soldiers (and other law enforcement).
  • The BLUE balloons with a dot are high ranking officers.
  • The YELLOW suns represent car bombs while the 2 GREEN people represent mass graves.

You can check out the website that’s tracking them – HERE

A direct link to the google map with a description of each death – HERE

Like I needed a reminder that I promised myself years ago I would never go back to Mexcio. There are plenty of other hot places on this planet that are cleaner, and the probability of getting killed is lower.

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Doug June 27, 2011 at 12:30 am

Thanks for posting this. It really puts it in perspective. A lot of that is probably for trade routes to fuel the American demand for drugs. Very sad.

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thebronze June 27, 2011 at 01:09 am

I’m pretty sure that the 40k number is since the Drug War began, not in one year. You may want to verify that. Regardless, the numbers are staggering.

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ENDO-Mike June 27, 2011 at 02:00 am

Oh yea I think you might be right.. I just looked again and the columns in the table at the bottom of the page don’t add up to 40k… its more like 11k. Hopefully someone else can confirm that.

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thebronze June 28, 2011 at 01:37 am

But I’m totally with on never setting foot in Mexico.

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thebronze June 28, 2011 at 01:38 am

with you

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Mark June 27, 2011 at 09:46 am

All hail the glorious Drug War. Whatever it takes to keep people from getting high… is a price worth paying

/sarcasm

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lone survivor June 29, 2011 at 05:01 pm

Who the hell is buying all these drugs and who has all this money to buy them?

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PREDATOR NY June 29, 2011 at 05:27 pm

Simple! us citizens…

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