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March 10, 2009

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I totally agree with your argument. I would argue that spillover happens in a combination of the three.

Another statistic that should be brought to light; newscasters quote over and over that there have been 18,000 killings in Mexico in the last 4 years.
The US has 3 times as many people as Mexico, yet we have had 4 times as many murders in the same period of time. In fact, most of the major cities here in the US have almost as many daily murders as the entire country of Mexico.

I mistated the rate of murders in the previous comment - I should have said "Most major cities in the US have as many daily murders per capita as in Mexico."

There's a type Of music this people listen to is called : narco corridos " they worship the criminals in their songs talking about what a nice life they live BUT they don't mention the bad side , I agreed 100 with everything you write in your website. I'm latino I'm trying to let the USA government know that they need to ban this type of music because little kids now on day are listen to it and they grow up with a criminal mentality , YouTube is violation the censorship by allowing the videos and songs where they talk about drugs, decapitations and how cool that is for them . Usually in this type of concerts a lot of drug traffickers go because they feel like god when this singers sing their corridos , they feel like god and they make fun of USA government , and then they stereotype us all Latinos , please send the ICE, DEA to some of this concerts so that way they catch the real criminals I assure you they gone capture many criminals , but maybe the government don't want to do that wlbecause is also involve ? And YouTube and Facebook don't want to censored this type of violation because they are getting pay, we all unite can make a difference, don't post this comment just read it analyse it and you see what I mean, and if you want more information I leave you my email so I can share with you a lot of corruption with prove and people involve . Thank you :)

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