Violence began to increase dramatically, according to figures from INEGI, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (PDF).
We define a brothel as something like a hotel where you walk in, the girls line up, you pick one, and you go to a room on the premises.(Think "Mustang Ranch" near Las Vegas.) Tijuana doesn't have any brothels that we are aware of.You'll find traditional brothels further away from the border, where Gringos are the minority. A strip club might have a hotel attached, but if the girls dance, we list them under Strip Clubs. If the pretext for having sex uses massage as foreplay, it's under Massage Parlors.But that dynamic changed dramatically after constitutional reforms in 1992 and the government and hierarchy enjoyed good relations for the most part.Motives have not been established for the latest killings, but the Catholic Multimedia Center notes that violence against the clergy occurs disproportionately in states with high levels of organized crime, such as Veracruz and Michoacan.
Mexico is the country with the second-largest Catholic population in the world, with nearly 100 million people, or more than 80 percent of the population, identifying as Catholic.