The mariachi beat goes on; so does the asesinado beat. uno, dos, tres, cuatro and cinco, etc. Asesinado (murder) is a daily occurance, 8500 for the first three months of 2018, an all time record.

Mexico has recorded nearly 250,000 murders since deploying the army, including last year’s record as the newly fragmented cartels battle the military and each other, with widespread collateral damage.

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