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    Military surge has many in Juarez feeling no safer

    MEXICO BORDER VIOLENCE
    Military surge has many in Juarez feeling no safer
    By DUDLEY ALTHAUS Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
    June 13, 2009, 8:14PM

    SENDING TROOPS
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon has committed thousands of troops to stop cartel violence in Juarez.

    • 9,300: Troops patrolling Juarez, a city of 1.3 million

    • 1,600: People killed last year

    • 700: Minimum number killed this year

    • 124: People slain in May, half of them gangland style

    • 47: People killed in the first week of June

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Three months into a military surge aimed at restoring peace to this gangster-choked border city, soldiers are being blamed for the deaths of as many as four men, the disappearances of eight others and the torture of still scores more.

    “The guarantee of public security has been totally broken,

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    I know people there "the downtown area is safer but there is crime in the poorer neighborhoods".
    I support enforcement and see its lack as bad for the 3rd World as well. Remittances are now mostly spent on consumption not production assets. Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

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