been some evidence that the drug gang violence in Mexico has been declining. However, Grist reports that a drug gang killed an entire family that was trying to prevent deforestation in southern Mexico. Over 20 people in the activists' family were killed. Most recently, a women and her 10-year old son were murdered. They were guarded by 10 police officers but the drug gangs somehow were able to ambush her.
According to the article, 90% of all tropical deforestation is due to organized crime. More details are here.
The woman killed was Jeventina Villa Mojica. Thirty gunman were part of the ambush that killed her.