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Mexico: Tweeting About Violence With #RedMexico

This post is part of our special coverage Mexico's Drug War.

Mexicans are tired of watching or listening to daily news related to “narco” (drug) violence and the different striking events that continue to take place in the country. On Twitter, the hashtag #MexicoRojo (“Red Mexico”) has become popular among Mexican Twitter users as they discuss the ongoing violence.

This weekend, some of the tweets were about the 15 beheaded bodies that appeared in the state of Guerrero, where the famous Acapulco beach is located.

These are some of the tweets on the topic:

Continue thinking that consuming joints is “cool” and that nothing happens…this #RedMexico is a courtesy of all of the consumers…

Acapulco Guerrero seems like the location of a horror movie, they found 15 decapitated bodies in a mall #RedMexico// Oh God!!

#DearThreeKings I would like to ask you that we Mexicans do not get used to this #RedMexico

I do not want this violence in my country! I do not want the people living with fear #Acapulco #RedMexico

It would be, bitterly, the biggest massacre of this type (decapitation). In August 2008, in Yucatán there were 12. #RedMexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon affirmed that 2010 was the most violent year since he became Head of State in 2006. Mexicans are hoping that 2011 will bring different results.

This post is part of our special coverage Mexico's Drug War.

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