Dec 27, 2011

Drug War in Ciudad Juarez: Federal forces sully Mexico's war on drugs

Reuters: "Business owners, security experts and ordinary residents (in Ciudad Juarez) told Reuters that official corruption at all levels of the security forces has fanned violence in the city, with local and federal police and soldiers complicit in, or actually committing, many of the murders.

The human rights commission of the local state of Chihuahua registered 1,250 complaints of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions by the army during its two-year deployment in Ciudad Juarez. It counts 400 similar grievances against the federal police who moved in when the soldiers were pulled out. These numbers document only 20 percent of the violations taking place, it estimates." read more

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