Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Number One for the Second Year

Thursday, January 14, 2010 |

Ciudad Juarez is selected for the second consecutive year as the world's most dangerous.



Ciudad Juarez, Chih - Ciudad Juarez on the border with the United States ranked second consecutive year as the world's most violent city, according to the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, a nongovernmental entity.

It said last year it reported 191 homicides per 100,000 population in Ciudad Juarez, home to 1.4 million people, and 100 kidnappings for every half million inhabitants.


Ciudad Juarez, the second largest in the state of Chihuahua, bordering Texas, surpassed in violence other cities like San Pedro Sula (Honduras), San Salvador (El Salvador), Caracas (Venezuela), Guatemala City (Guatemala), New Orleans (USA), Medellin (Colombia) and Cape Town (South Africa).

The president of the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, José Antonio Ortega, in disclosing the list, estimated that the federal government's strategy to combat criminal organizations has "failed."

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Anonymous said...

Government in Mexico and their Cartels are not in Sync like when "el PRI" was in control.
The Cartels have some much money that nobody can afford to be on the opposite side of them.
The Borders should be Militarized and Observed by US Surveillance cuz this Violence may take over the US Bordertowns...

RiseMakaveli said...

Just beacuse the Spotlight wasn't on this for years back the violence has already crossed into the US.. It's just that normal people don't know this.. Barrio Azteca and other gangs have gone to mexico to dump bodies endless amount of times.. US Citizens have been carried across teh border to be burned, les dan tambo. It's just that now that the light is being held to the forehead, people think that it's just starting... This has gone on for years, only difference is that before the president hadn't officially declared war on the cartels aka Los Zetas.

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