Mexico Sees Highest Death Toll From Violence In More Than 2 Decades

Published: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:40pm
Updated: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:50pm

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Jose Fernandez Santillan

Violence in Mexico is increasing this year. The death toll may reach the highest level the country has seen in more than two decades.

Most observers agree most of these deaths are linked to drug trafficking. And some believe it’s because drug cartels are diversifying by entering the lucrative business of gasoline theft.

To better understand where this increase in homicides may be coming from, I spoke with Jose Fernandez Santillan. He’s a political science professor at Tec de Monterrey here in Mexico City.

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