Mexican Drug Wars

Via the Guardian:

The Mexican government has released a database it says covers all murders presumed to have a link to the country’s drug wars in which at least seven different cartels are fighting each other and federal forces deployed in a massive offensive against them launched in December 2006.

The number of deaths has risen rapidly since then to total 34,612 up until the end of 2010, by far the most violent year so far with 15,273 people killed.

The Guardian created some interactives from the dataset, and is releasing the spreadsheet to the public to see what hackers can do.

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