Mexican Drug War Fuels Violence In Juarez


Jesusita Cardoza grieves at the scene of the murder of her two... News PhotoBestof,Chihuahua - Mexico,Ciudad Juarez,Cocaine,Crime,Daughter,Death,Grief,Gun,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Latin America,Law,Mexico,Murder,Poverty,Topics,Topix,Violence,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesJUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 24: Jesusita Cardoza grieves at the scene of the murder of her two daughters aged 17 and 21 March 24, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano all visited Mexico on yesterday 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 in which 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 child's party. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)