Mexican Drug War Fuels Violence In Juarez


Military police stand guard at the scene of a murder on March 23,... News PhotoChihuahua - Mexico,Ciudad Juarez,Cocaine,Crime,Death,Gun,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Latin America,Law,Mexico,Military,Murder,Police Force,Poverty,Violence,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesJUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 23: Military police stand guard at the scene of a murder on March 23, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano all visited Mexico on today 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)