Study: Violence has rousted 230K people in Mexico

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    MEXICO CITY - About 230,000 people have been displaced in Mexico because of drug violence, and about half of them may have taken refuge in the United States, according to a new study.

    The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre based this week's report on studies by local researchers, saying that the Mexican government does not compile figures on people who have had to leave their homes because of turf battles between drug gangs.

    "Independent surveys put their number at around 230,000," according to the global report's section on Mexico. "An estimated half of those displaced crossed the border into the United States, which would leave about 115,000 people internally displaced, most likely in the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila and Veracruz."

    While that number is far below the estimated 3.6 to 5.2 million displaced by decades of drug and guerrilla-war violence in Colombia, the report suggested that people who had to flee drug violence in Mexico have received little support.

    "In Mexico, state and federal authorities did not acknowledge or start to respond to the internal displacement caused by drug cartels," the Geneva-based organization said.

    Mexico's Interior Department said it had no immediate comment on the report.

    However, government census figures released this month support the idea of an exodus, at least in some areas.

    The census, carried out in mid-2010, listed as uninhabited 61 percent of the 3,616 homes in Praxedis G. Guerrero, a border township in the Rio Grande Valley east of Ciudad Juarez. The area has suffered turf battles between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels, and people in the town said gunmen have told them to leave.

    A striking 111,103 of the 488,785 homes in violence-wracked Ciudad Juarez were abandoned, or about 23 percent, and almost one-third of the 160,171 houses in Reynosa were unoccupied.

    The figure for Mexico as a whole was 14 percent, and many of those, especially in southern states, may belong to migrants who went to the United States seeking work.

    Part of the exodus, the displacement center report noted, was because of the indiscriminate nature of the drug violence, which has killed more than 35,000 people since President Felipe Calderón boosted an offensive against cartels in late 2006.

    By the numbers

    230,000

    People displaced by drug violence in Mexico

    115,000

    Number of Mexicans displaced by drug violence who may have gone to the United States

    61

    Percentage of empty homes in drug-corridor town of Praxedis G. Guerrero

    14

    Percentage of empty homes throughout Mexico

    Sources: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and Mexican census


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    What are the statistics for Americans leaving American neighborhoods when Mexicans move in?
     
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    Mexico's 'disappeared'...
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    Thousands missing in Mexico: study
    Mon, Apr 04, 2011 - DRUG WAR CASUALTIES:On a day in which 20 people died in drug gang violence in Ciudad Juarez, a UN report blamed Mexico’s army for scores of disappearances
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    April 01, 2011 - Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez Chavez has resigned. President Felipe Calderon announced Chavez's resignation Thursday, but gave no reason for the decision.
     
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    Because thousands of Mexicans sneak into the US. They're not being picked up by UFOs.:lol:
     
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    If that was your neighborhood you wouldn't move out?
     
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    There soon won't be anywhere to move out to.
     
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    Just wait - the next invasion will be from Japan.
     
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    Hell, they can always join the military or stand together and fight like Libyans. Sure don't want them here or in our military. We have enough cowards already.
     
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    Japanese are a lot more resourceful than Mexican that sneak over our border or over stay their visas. I don't think we will see a influx, They will rebuild their country. They did after we bomb the hell out of them during the war.
     
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    Yeah, that, and the fact we are seperated by 3000 miles of Pacific Ocean.

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