Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
"Assuming that a similar rate of murder continues through the remaining months of this year, the homicide toll at the end of Calderón's presidency will add up to 110,061 victims” ..Molly Molloy
My estimation is double Molloys number at 200 thousand+
|A portion of the slaughter in Veracruz killing of 35|
Molloy mentions the many articles from respected sources that are now beating the drum of the hidden figures. One recent article being from Reforma, an extraction below:
“La falta de investigacion de los homicidios por parte de autoridades estatales y federales, la ausencia de coordinacion para determinar cuales estan vinculados al crimen organizado y cuales no, ademas de una metodologia endeble, son factores que impiden conocer la cifra real de ejecutados, opinan especialistas en seguridad publica. “
Add the 50K for "missing migrants", 25K for undiscovered fosas, and a very conservative number for 6 years of 6k total in the 4 states with no counts, one can see how a number of 200K can be reached, quickly and conservatively without consideration of other factors.
We may never know the official tallies, as the Mexican Government ceased publishing their official counts.
For a shorter version of my "Killing of Innocents" article follow the hyperlink to the one published in Insight Crime
In todays sinembargo there is an post about this subject
Here is an extraction: