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Mexico not a failed state, ambassadors say

Along the border, the beheadings and bombings carried out by drug cartels are drawing comparisons to murders by Muslim extremists — not surprising, given the war-like death toll of 8,100 so far this year in Mexico. Yet diplomats from both sides reject the notion that Mexico is a "failed state."
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Aug 19, 2010, 6:57 pm
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There are around 16,000 murders in the United States every year (and that’s way down from 10-20 years ago) and 90,000 rapes.

Crime exported from Mexico is the least of our worries.

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