Mexican Drug War Fuels Violence In Juarez


Family members grieve in front of a car in which two men lay dead on... News PhotoAdult,Bestof,Car,Cocaine,Crime,Dead,Death,Family,Gun,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Law,Lying Down,Men,Mexico,People,Poverty,Sadness,Social Issues,South America,Topics,Topix,Violence,WarPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesJUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 22: Family members grieve in front of a car in which two men lay dead on March 22, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico. Both men, who were 18 and 34 years of age, were shot by a group of teenagers. 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)