Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mexico strikes back hard against heavily armed drug cartels

Mexican troops and federal police stream into Ciudad Juarez

Confronted by virtual warfare against the heavily armed drug trafficking cartels responsible for more than 7,000 killings (including the murders of a large number of government officials and police officers), daily kidnappings, and a descent into mayhem across half of the country, Mexico is fighting back.

The Mexican government has sent 2,000 additional troops and federal police, the first of a planned 5,000, to reinforce 2,500 already deployed to Ciudad Juarez. Located just across the border from El Paso, Texas, the city has been hit by the worst of the lawlessness, with 250 people killed there in only the past month.

It's going to take some time to restore peace, law and order to Mexico, but the government is finally on the right, necessary path.

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1 comment:

  1. How sad for the Mexican citizens to have to live with such extreme violence on a daily basis. It's definitely time for the Mexican government to step up and take back control of their country. One can only hope they make a dent in ridding Mexico of the drug cartels.