2013-02-27 19:59:11

Mexico's Interior Ministry says 26,000 disappeared during drug war in Calderon’s term

For the first time, the government of Mexico has released official data on the thousands of people missing and disappeared during the country’s so-called drug war, putting the number at more than 26,000. The figure comes from a database compiled by the Interior Ministry and covers the period from 2006 to 2012, during which former President Felipe Calderon oversaw a coordinated military response to the increase in organized crime and drug violence.  In addition to disappearances, government officials have said some 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

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