Mexican Drug War Fuels Violence In Juarez

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Mexican police investigate a violent incident on March 21, 2010 in... News PhotoCocaine,Crime,Criminal,Death,Exploration,Finance,Gun,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Killing,Latin America,Law,Mexico,Murder,Police Force,Poverty,Sport,ViolencePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesJUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 21: Mexican police investigate a violent incident on March 21, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico. The border city of Juarez has been racked by violent drug related crime recently and has quickly become one of the most dangerous cities in the world. 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 in 2009 disbanded the corrupt local police force and sent 10,000 soldiers to Juarez, but the violence has raged on. With a population of 1.3 million in Juarez, 2,600 died in drug-related violence last year and 500 so far this year, including two Americans who worked for the U.S. Consulate last weekend as they returned from a children's party. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)