100 MEXICAN candidates murdered ahead of their election! And we wonder why people are fleeing?

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    Imagine for a nano-second if 100 US CANDIDATES, regardless of party were murdered this year?

    Remember when you see 13,000 people murdered in 6 months (below) Mexico has a population about 40% of ours. (We know many people on this board have problems with or no concept of numbers and 'perspective')

    REMEMBER: This violence is all around DRUG TRAFFICKING!! Where do you think the drugs are going?

    More than 100 politicians have been murdered in Mexico ahead of Sunday’s election
    • More than 100 politicians in Mexico have been killed since September in the lead-up to the country’s election this Sunday, and more than 13,000 Mexicans have been killed since January.
    • In an 11 year war on drugs, Mexico has failed to control organized crime and criminal infiltration of local governments and law enforcement.
    • Some 20 or so percent of voters remain undecided, and security is expected to be a major factor in how they choose to vote.
    Natasha Turak | @NatashaTurak

    Published 11:05 AM ET Tue, 26 June 2018 Updated 5:41 AM ET Wed, 27 June 2018CNBC.com

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    Guadalajara, Mexico, June 10, 2018. According to official figures, more than 200,000 people have been murdered and over 30,000 have disappeared since the government launched a controversial military offensive against organized crime in late 2006.

    Violence hit a record peak in Mexico last year with over 30,000 murders — and it is not slowing down
    . More than 100 politicians alone have been killed in the lead-up to the country’s election this Sunday.

    Public officials and activists in Mexico face deadly threats even in broad daylight. Fernando Puron, a congressional candidate in the border city of Piedras Negras, was taking a selfie with a supporter when a gunman shot him in the head from behind. He was the 112th political hopeful to be killed since September.

    The deaths reveal the depth of a crisis Mexico has failed to control: organized crime and criminal infiltration of local governments and law enforcement. And ahead of this weekend’s presidential and congressional elections, no candidate has been able to offer a credible plan to fight it.

    May was the deadliest month in Mexico since the government first published homicide data 20 years ago, the latest record in what’s been three straight years of increasing crime rates. According to the national registry, 2,890 people were killed in one month — roughly 93 victims per day, or four per hour. Since January, the figure is 13,298: a 21 percent increase on the same period last year.

    The wave of murders, kidnappings and gang-related violence began during the administration of former president Felipe Calderon (2006-2012), who launched the government’s war against drug cartels. Organized crime, predominantly drug trafficking, exploded into broader criminal activities including theft, extortion, murder and state-level corruption, and despite billions spent and massive cash injections from the U.S., Mexico has become only more dangerous...


    More than 100 politicians have been murdered in Mexico ahead of Sunday’s election
     
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    Boy NAFTA did nothing for them did it.....just as poor as before.....
     
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    I am curious for July 1 when the Potus election is in Mexico, the leader is a socialist and populists and has agreed to raise min. wages.
     
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    and 10 murdered in the last week or so . 'mex' oughta get armed up , maybe 'mrobama' can get them some guns . And then the 'mexicans' can clean up the mess in 'mexico' rather than running away eh CLeft ??
     
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    ------------------------------------ also heard that the politician thats likely to be elected has told 'mexicans ' to flood the USA Penny .
     
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    Well at least he warned em to run for their lives cause this shithole is sinking further after he gets done going full Chavez on em.
     
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    Have WE?
     
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    Not my shit hole country, not my fuckin problem.

    Build the fucking wall.

    If you bed wetters want to fix mexico, grab some AK's and get down there.

    Of course you'll set up a socialist hell hole like Venezuela and make things worse, but it's still not my fuckin problem.
     
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    Honestly, I have ZERO idea how common sense outcomes and economic rules apply when you are talking about CRIMINAL CARTELS fighting for markets of ILLEGAL PRODUCTS. Kinda goes all out the window. Remember, WE have been trying to ameliorate these conditions with the MOST $$ and push during GEORGE W. BUSH starting 2006 as he was actually buddies with the Mexican pres.

    IT DIDN'T WORK!

    And I will reiterate! WE ARE THE CUSTOMER!
     
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