Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Christmas weekend violence kills 13 in Mexico

Saturday, December 25, 2010 |


Members of the Federeal Police check a van suspected of having explosives, in Ciudad Juarez

AFP

The Christmas holiday weekend failed to stem the violence in Mexico's murder capital Ciudad Juarez, where drug-related shootings have killed 13 people over two days, officials said Saturday.

Eleven of the murder victims were shot Friday, while two more were killed on Christmas Day, authorities for the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua said.

More than 12,000 murders have been committed this year as part of Mexico's vicious four-year drug gang war, with 30,000 deaths in all since President Felipe Calderon launched a massive military crackdown on the cartels, according to figures released this month.

Security officials said they have arrested more than 27,000 suspected drug gang members as part of the ongoing crackdown, including at least 17,000 detained this year.

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Anonymous said...

Not even on Christ`s birthday will they stop killing. And I thought the Mexican culture was uber-religous. go figure. Man, if their is a heaven, that means their is also a hell. Their is going to be a lot, alot of so called "Narcos" in hell. I may be their with them, I hope not, but they are gauranteeing their spots in the eternal damnation. Muy Caliente!!!

rose said...

it's incredible the amount of corrupt people that are in Mexico. Your talking thousands of people who are doing unspeakable things. I can understand the poverty and poverty leads to desperation, but it's more like a diesease of the 'human heart' of greed and it's contagious because way to many people are getting off on 'easy money'. I realize they are decent people who aren't afraid to work. You see them here in the U.S. doing the work that people here don't want to do. Something really bad is happening here, and I don't think there will be an end to these. 'These bad apples' are giving the good Mexican people a bad name because people are start thinking to think that all Mexican people are corrupt. I have a co-worker friend who constantly travels to Mexico to do humanitary work for the real real poor people, and he told me on day that about 70% of the people are corrupt. WQW'! Pretty soon the people here in the US are not going to hire people (MEXICANS) here to work and do the shit-jobs that nobody else wants.

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