Mexican Drug War Fuels Violence In Juarez


A skull recently discovered rests on the ground March 19, 2010 in the... News PhotoBestof,Cocaine,Crime,Criminal,Death,Discovery,District,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Latin America,Law,Mexico,Murder,Police Force,Resting,Topics,Topix,ViolencePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesJUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 19: A skull recently discovered rests on the ground March 19, 2010 in the county of Juarez, Mexico. The skull was discovered with other remains of what is thought to be many victims of recent drug violence. The border city of Juarez has been racked by violent drug-related crime, making it among the most dangerous cities in the world. As competing drug cartels fight over lucrative drug corridors along the U.S. 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)