Mexican Drug War Fuels Violence In Juarez


Mexican police stand near a skull discovered with other remains in... News PhotoBestof,Cocaine,Crime,Criminal,Dead,Death,Desert,Discovery,District,Grave,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Latin America,Law,Mexico,Murder,Police Force,Topics,Topix,Victim,ViolencePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesJUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 19: Mexican police stand near a skull discovered with other remains in what is thought to be a large grave in the desert of victims of recent drug violence on March 19, 2010 in the county ofJuarez, 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 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 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)