Tijuana is more violent than ever

on Mar 31, 2011

The security strategy implemented in Tijuana has been praised to the stars and is frequently portrayed as the way to beat the cartels. The L.A. Times wet so far as to claim that Tijuana's chief of police Julián Leyzaola Pérez was "the model for the kind of law enforcement muscle the Mexican government needs to battle organized crime."

Drug War Hotspots

on Mar 16, 2011
It turns out it is really easy to customize maps with Fusion Tables and the Maps API so I recreated the above map of the number and rate of drug-related homicides by municipality or metropolitan area.