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WHYS at Civicus: What is it like to live in one of the world's murder capitals?

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Sarah Holmes Sarah Holmes | 15:27 UK time, Monday, 23 August 2010

Mexico.jpgOn Sunday four bodies were found hanging from a bridge outside the city of Cuernavaca in the Morelos state of Mexico in the latest gruesome crime as part of the ongoing drugs war in Mexico.

More than 28000 people have been killed since President Calderon began the war on drugs in 2006.

Wisholek tweets

I once considered taking my family to Mexico for vacation. I think I'm calling that off with drug violence, kidnappings, police corruption.

And Mexico is not the most violent place in the world. In Venezuela there have been 43,792 homicides since 2007. Its capital, Caracas, is the world's murder capital.

Jkirk22 tweets

'Venezuela has highest murder rate in the world and 90% of those murders remain unsolved.'

Do you live in a violent city? Do people live with the constant fear of violence or does life have to carry on as usual? What do you think should be done to change and reduce the crime rates in places like Cuidad Juarez and Caracas?

What is it like to live in one of the world's murder capitals?

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