Ciudad Juarez, riskier than Baghdad or Kandahar: death is everywhere.
Ciudad Juarez, another dead body in the most dangerous city in the world.
Juarez, a city of 1.3 million hugging the border with El Paso, Tex., may now be the most dangerous place in the world — riskier even than Baghdad or Kandahar. This isn’t the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, or Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, pockets of danger in a larger whole. In Juárez, it’s everywhere. Here, death is like a Whac-A-Mole game, constantly rearing its head.
And though there are now around 10,000 police and soldiers in the city, the average person remains utterly unprotected.
The cause is a vicious turf battle between two powerful drug cartels, and the war President Felipe Calderón has launched, with U.S. backing, against them.
There have been more than 5,100 killings here since 2008, when the Sinaloa cartel under Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman (one of the world’s richest men, according to Forbes), seeking greater profits, began to…READ MORE HERE