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.


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 ...