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The Violence in Juarez

The El Paso Times website has a whole section on the violence in Juarez and the deterioration of Mexico in general. A quote from one article says:

Juárez deserves the title of most dangerous city in the world not only for its homicide rate but also suffering very high numbers of other violent crimes.

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Muder Rampant in Juarez, Mexico -more than 8.5 homicides per day

“September closed in Juarez with a total of 289 violent deaths, not quite as many as the 336 registered in August, or the 313 in June, but one more than the total in July.

As of September 30, 2326 homicides have been registered so far this year, still on record pace. In all of 2009 there were 2657 homicides on the year.

At the current pace through September the yearly total will be 3110 at the end of 2010, more than 8.5 homicides per day.”

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Bullets shot in Mexico reach el Paso, TX

Juárez police are engaged in a gun battle with unknown people near the U.S. border in an area near Paisano Drive on the West Side, said Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero.

He said the incident is just across the Rio Grande from the old La Hacienda Restaurant at 1720 W. Paisano.

“The Police Department is blocking off Paisano and we’re prepared and we’re going to continue being prepared, and we are going to prevent this from spilling over,” Cordero said.

Residents in the area said they heard the shots being fired from nearby, though it was unclear whether any bullets had crossed the border into El Paso.

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Juarez Graffiti Message to U.S. law enforcement Warns of Another Car Bomb

“A graffiti message found Sunday night in Juárez warned U.S. law enforcement that another car bombing will occur if they do not arrest corrupt federal police agents.

The unsigned message told the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate authorities that support the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Otherwise, there will be another car bomb placed in Juárez to kill federal police, the threat stated.

“If in 15 days, there is no response with detention of corrupt federales, we will put a car with 100 kilos of C4,” the message read.”

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