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Drug homicides in Mexico on the decline, but dangers remain

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Mexican marines and soldiers guard the surroundings of the morgue where the alleged corpse of Nazario Moreno aka 'El Chayo', the leader of 'Los Caballeros Templarios' drug cartel, remains in Apatzingan, Michoacan, Mexico on March 9, 2014. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

The bloody drug wars in Mexico have claimed the lives of more than 70,000 people since they began last decade.

The Justice in Mexico Institute at the University of San Diego has been keeping a tab on the number of homicides in Mexico since 2001, and they've just released their report for the past year.

Professor David Shirk, one of the authors, joins the show to explain. 
 

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