Note the discrepancies between a Mexican Army report on killings in Juarez from January-June 2012: 952
And the number provided by the Fiscalia as of June 27: 653
And no resolution of these differing numbers. Also, as I recall, the total reported by EL DIARIO at the end of June was 536…. The total I reported was about 540.
I have been traveling the past few weeks and not able to research these things, but will attempt to find some more information later this week. If either number reported by the Army or the Fiscalia is true, then the REPORTING of the deaths in Juarez has not been accurate. That could be the fault of the Fiscalia, the Public Ministry, some other government entity, or the newspaper. We may never know the real number. What these disparate reports indicate is that the real numbers are most likely unknown to any government agency responsible for reporting and that the true death toll may never be known. As with other past reports, when government numbers do appear, they tend to be higher than previous media reports. Molly