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Elano

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Ciudad Juárez Hits 3,000 Murders in 2010
« on: January 27, 2011, 12:52:32 AM »
Ciudad Juárez, where vicious turf battles have sparked one of the highest homicide rates in the world, reached an even bloodier high in 2010.

The death toll in drug related violence in the border city, the hardest hit by Mexico’s drug war, rose to 3,000 Tuesday after two men were shot dead on a street, authorities said.

The border city saw 1,623 people killed in drug related violence in 2008, and the toll increased to 2,763 in 2009.

Prosecutor spokesman Arturo Sandoval announced the latest grim milestone, a total of 7,386 people have died in the city of 1.3 million people across the border from El Paso, Texas, in three years. Most were members of rival drug gangs, but civilians, police and recovering drug addicts have also been targeted.

More than 28,000 people have died throughout Mexico in the four years since President Felipe Calderón launched an offensive against drug cartels when he took office in December 2006.

Over the course of three years, nearly 7,400 people have been murdered in the infamous border city, reports the Associated Press. Juarez is considered by many to be the murder capital of the word as drug cartels; federal, state, and local law enforcement; petty criminals; and gang members all vie for control of the city.

 

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Re: Ciudad Juárez Hits 3,000 Murders in 2010
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 01:25:32 AM »
This actually offsets the overpopulation Mexico City, a brilliant strategy. Way to go Mexico!