The rhetoric of both the Mexican and US governments has been increasing in the last 2 weeks, and a macabre gauge of this, or the cartel's response, has been an increase in the amount of killings since March 9th (2 weeks ago), with nearly 600 people murdered (590 according to the newspaper, El Universal).
For those of you following my blog you know that the daily average for 2010 has been at 28, BUT, for this 2 week time period the average daily slaughter from the cartel-related violence is 40 per day. It seems that the more the government's rattle their swords, the more people die, and this can be directly related to the prohibition of drugs by the US. Where is the OUTRAGE?
Today's tally is at 2323, with another 34 added last night, including 16 in the state of Chihuahua (5 in the capital city of Chihuahua and 7 more in Juárez, including a 13 year old boy who was gunned down). Oaxaca had 3 killings and a police officer in Guerrero was killed as were 3 other people in Sinaloa.