08 March, 2007

border deaths - by the numbers


Around half of crossers who die are never identified.

. . .

Pina County, the region in which Ms Cano died, used to see a handful of deaths each year, an average of 14 in the 1990s. The average for 2000 to 2005 was 166. Along the whole border, there were 472 deaths in 2005 and preliminary data for last year suggest 500 to 600, and a quarter are children. In the last decade, the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border has proved over 10 times more deadly than the Berlin wall, and the figures are almost certainly gross underestimates.
brought to you by the Clinton/Gore & Bush/Cheney regimes


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