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Mexico drug war in figures
An estimated 50,000 people have been killed since the crackdown on drug cartels began.
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2011 17:37

The Mexican government's fight against drug cartels has claimed up to 50,000 lives since the crackdown on the illegal trade began five years ago.

At stake for the traffickers is an industry worth up to $39bn a year, according to US estimates.

Watch the video for some other key figures.

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