Invasion of the Drug Cartels

Invasion of the Drug Cartels

The Mexican drug cartels story is a news story that just keeps going. At the end of 2011 almost 50,000 people had been killed in the previous six years. Nobody was safe. Judges, Mayors, Police Chiefs were directly targeted. Civilians and Journalists were regularly part of the damage. With news reports of the increasing impact of specific cartels working within the United States we decided to attempt a graphic to pull it all together. We tracked major drug routes. Cartel held areas and funnels into the U.S. and then further extruded the death toll and a variety of other details to give our readers an all over picture of what is going on and how things have gradually but systemically gotten worse.

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