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Map of Mexican drug cartels based on a May 2010 Stratfor report.[64][65] Tijuana Cartel, red; Beltrán Leyva Cartel, orange; Sinaloa Cartel, yellow; Juárez Cartel, brown; La Familia Michoacana, green; Gulf Cartel, cyan; Los Zetas Cartel, blue. Image: Wikipedia/Mexico_Map.svg: Allstrak derivative work: Wnt (talk)

Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people were killed in violence blamed on organized crime between January and September last year.

This means there have been 47,515 drug-related killings since President Felipe Calderon launched his crackdown on drug traffickers in late 2006.

Officials said the 11% rise in murders was far slower than in previous years.

Source: BBC.co.uk

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