Mexico’s Surging Violence

Mexico saw the most killings in decades last year. Among them –at least ten journalists. The record violence is the third consecutive annual increase under President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports that while other factors contributed to the bloodshed, the key component is, quite simply, drugs.

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Alasdair Baverstock MA is an award-winning multimedia foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, with more than five years of experience covering Latin America. Originally from London, and with full NCTJ certification, he specialises in news and feature journalism for print, radio and television. His work has previously been used as set-texts in British A-Level examinations. He currently works as CGTN America's Mexico correspondent, and has formerly published work in TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, The Atlantic, Penthouse, Fox News, BBC, Daily Telegraph, TRT World, and others.

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