Infographic: How American Firearms Propel Mexico's Gang Violence Infographic: How American Firearms Propel Mexico's Gang Violence
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Infographic: How American Firearms Propel Mexico's Gang Violence

by Column Five

March 14, 2013
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Since late 2006, when former Mexican president Felipe Calderón came to power and launched his offensive against drug traffickers, close to 60,000 people have been killed in the country's ongoing bloody war. Cartels are able to carry out these crimes, armed with smuggled rifles, pistols, and machine guns. Where do they get the majority of these weapons?
 

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Infographic: How American Firearms Propel Mexico's Gang Violence