Drug-related murders in Mexico more than doubled this year to nearly 5,400 and the violence is likely to worsen in 2009, the nation's top prosecutor says.
"We still haven't reached the peak of violence," Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora told reporters.
He attributed the rising violence to the internal power struggles as drug gangs split and fight for turf.
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