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Mexico’s drug war peaks at 29,168 homicides in 2017

Time to tax and regulate cocaine perhaps?

Mexico suffered its most murderous year in memory in 2017 with 29,168 homicides as the longtime drug war shows few signs of abating. Perceptions of corruption have soared as massive acts of graft go unpunished. Economic performance has underwhelmed, prices have climbed, purchasing power continues to erode and salaries stay stagnant.
Source: USA Today