Mexican Drug War Fuels Violence In Juarez


A criminal investigator takes a picture of a body with a mask in the... News PhotoCocaine,Crime,Criminal,Dead Person,Death,Diplomacy,Gun,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Latin America,Law,Mexico,Murder,Politics,Poverty,Street,Time,ViolencePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesJUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 26: A criminal investigator takes a picture of a body with a mask in the street, one of numerous murders over a 24 hour period, on March 26, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano all visited Mexico on March 23 for discussions centered on Mexico's endemic drug-related violence. The border city of Juarez, Mexico has been racked by violent drug related crime recently and has quickly become one of the most dangerous cities in the world to live. As drug cartels have been fighting over ever lucrative drug corridors along the United States border, the murder rate in Juarez has risen to 173 slayings for every 100,000 residents. President Felipe Calderon's strategy of sending 7000 troops to Juarez has not mitigated the situation. With a population of 1.3 million, 2,600 people died in drug-related violence last year and 500 so far this year, including two Americans recently who worked for the U.S. Consulate and were killed as they returned from a children's party. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)