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Nine Bodies Discovered Near Ciudad Juarez

Troops descend on Juarez in bid to end cartel violence

(Newser) - Mexican police yesterday discovered the bodies of seven men and two women in the desert south of Ciudad Juarez yesterday, CNN reports. The grisly find comes as increasing violence among the country's drug cartels continues to shatter Juarez and other border cities. The conflict has already claimed over 400 lives...

In Mexico, No Room at the Morgue

(Newser) - As Mexico's drug war erupted in Ciudad Juarez, the bloody results inevitably ended up in one place—the city's overwhelmed morgue. Some 2,300 victims of violence rolled through its doors last year, reports the AP, a flood of death that has resulted in stacked cadavers and plans to double...

20 Killed in Mexican Prison Riot

Troops sent in after drug gangs clash inside high-security prison

(Newser) - At least 20 prisoners died yesterday as rival Mexican drug gangs clashed in a prison outside Ciudad Juarez, CNN reports. Hundreds of police and soldiers put down the uprising after two hours. Fighting began as spouses were leaving at the end of conjugal visits, officials said. The high-security prison is...

Mexican Army Sweeps Into Juarez

Mexico pushes to retake control of border city from warring cartels

(Newser) - Thousands of Mexican troops are pouring into Ciudad Juarez as the government tries to prevent total anarchy in the country's most violent city, reports Reuters. More than 2,000 people have been killed in the border city during the last year as drug cartels—in league with corrupt cops—battle...

Schools Warn Against Mexico Spring Break

(Newser) - Arizona’s three state universities are following the State Department and attempting to dissuade students from spending spring break in Mexican border towns, a traditional pastime, because of drug-associated violence there, the AP reports. One federal official called the warning “sage advice,” noting “documented violence, attacks, killings”...

Drug Lords to Mexican Cops: Join Us or Die

Cartels post death threats, hit lists to threaten police

(Newser) - Mexican drug cartels are running a campaign of warnings and death threats to police who won’t join them, the AP reports. Banners across roads, hit lists, and messages on cops' two-way radios work to intimidate “those who still don’t believe” in the cartels’ power. Four top Mexican...

Bloody Drug Wars Rock Mexican Town

With 210 dead in the first three months of 2008, president sends in the army

(Newser) - Bloody drug wars are ravaging the Mexican town of Ciudad Juarez—across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas—despite desperate attempts at control by the government. After 210 lives were claimed by the battles between cartels in the first three months of 2008, President Felipe Calderon sent over 2,...

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