Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ciudad Juarez gets Police Surge!

Things to know about Ciudad Juarez

- Labeled Mexico's most violent city
- 250 people killed in February alone in drug related cases

Read the story here
The Policia Federal arrived by air and road

- 2,500 federal police sent there a while back haven't been able to curtail drug-related crimes
- 2,000 (of ~5000) troops sent to help bring back peace (was there any before?)
- I was stuck here a year ago after my visa got canceled ...


Policia Federal seen here checking their guns.


2 comments:

David said...

Looks like you were wise to stay in your hotel room the whole time.

kipchirchir said...

Thank goodness I was there illegally after my visa got canceled. If I had legal papers, I would have been roaming the streets ...