This site is an historical mapping record of the number of narco related killings or "ejecuciones" in Mexico over a 12 month period (from May 2010 to May 2011). International media coverage has faded significantly in the last few years even though the rate of executions in Mexico has remained unacceptably high, with a current average of 50 a day.
Readers, through analyzing these maps, will obtain an idea of what Mexico is going through, the people affected and the failed policies of its governments, policies that are unchanged to this day. The recent arrest of Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera or "El Chapo" will only see an increase in violence as lower level confederates jockey for position to fill the void that his arrest creates and other cartels, such as Los Zetas, attempt to wrest away markets ("plazas") as El Chapo´s cartel is weakened with his arrest.
From May 15, 2010 to December 2010 the narco related killings were extensively mapped here. Data was used from "El Universal", one of Mexico's national newspapers (as well as "El Diario" for the killings in Juarez). At first the reportage from El Universal was comprehensive, however, El Universal's reporting was becoming less and less exact with only vague references such that mapping events from El Universal is now inconsistent (and I cannot blame the reporters). Thus, other sources (such as "La Policiaca", "El Blog del Narco" or "Mundo Narco") were also used. I believe that mapping the killings is a useful visual tool for what is occurring in Mexico (in fact Diego Valle uses this data in his blog here). An analysis of what is happening in Mexico can be found here.
he respective links below are the maps from May 2010 to June 2011.
The RED balloons are civilians. The RED balloons with a dot are high profile killings. The WHITE human outlines are those who are clearly innocent (eg children). LIGHT BLUE pushpins are journalists, and the PURPLE pushpins for politicians. The BLUE balloons are police officers and soldiers (and other law enforcement). The BLUE balloons with a dot are high ranking officers. The YELLOW suns represent car bombs while the 2 GREEN people represent mass graves. 
to May 30 (map below)
April 21 April 27
April 14 to April 21
April 8 to April 15
Mar 17 to Mar 25
Mar 10 to Mar 18
Feb 26 to Mar 03
Feb 19 to Feb 26
Feb 12 to Feb 19
Feb 02 to Feb 11 Jan 26 to Feb 02 Jan 17 to Jan 25 Jan 10 to Jan 17 Jan 01 to Jan 10  Dec 23 to Dec 31 Dec 14 to Dec 23 Dec 06 to Dec 14 Nov 27 to Dec 05 Nov 21 to Nov 27 Nov 12 to Nov 20 Nov 04 to Nov 12 Oct 28 to Nov 04 Oct 20 to Oct 28 Oct 13 to Oct 20 Oct 05 to Oct 13 Sept 25 to Oct 05 Sept 15 to Sept 25 Sept 06 to Sept 15 Aug 25 to Sept 06 Aug 17 to Aug 25 Aug 8 to Aug 17 July 28 to Aug 8 July 19 to July 28 July 04 to July 19 June 21 to July 04 June 07 to June 21 May 11 to June 07 March 01 to May 11 Jan 16 to Feb 28  Oct 25 to Jan 15 2011 Aug 15 to Oct 25 July 11 to Aug 11 June 11 to July 11 May 15 to June 11
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