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How the war on drugs is worsening gender violence in Mexico

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The war on drugs in Mexico has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths.
The war on drugs in Mexico has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

This week, we’ve explored gender violence in Mexico. It’s been on the rise for the last few years. Every day, an average of nine women are murdered in the country. In some places, women don’t go out alone, because they fear they’ll be abducted.This alarming situation is taking place in a country where violence in general has soared in the last twelve years. It is, in part, a result of the never-ending war on drugs.For more on this, RFI's Ollia Horton spoke to Mexico correspondent Alix Hardy.  Click the 'play' button above to listen or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report'.

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