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Mexico: murders of women rise sharply as drug war intensifies

Of more than 50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in last six years, official report says

The number of women being murdered in Mexico has risen sharply over the last decade amid the country’s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half, a new study shows.

Related: 'Impunity has consequences': the women lost to Mexico's drug war

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