Thursday, February 18, 2010

Drug War in Ciudad Juarez

The people of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico are fleeing by the thousands due to drug violence in what has become one of the world’s deadliest cities. Over 10 percent of the city’s population has left in the past 18 months from fear caused by the turf war between drug cartels. Ciudad Juarez sits across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, and at least 30,000 have moved to El Paso from this dangerous city. The demand side of the drug trade is a major cause of the Mexican drug war and the conflict it causes, and this demand is mainly based in the U.S. We need to be aware that our choices and policies concerning drugs affect the lives of thousands of Mexican people each day.

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