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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 07:44 PM
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Two El Paso students among 9 killed in Juárez over weekend
Source: El Paso Times

Two El Paso students were gunned down in Juárez this weekend, officials from the Chihuahua state attorney general's office said Monday.

The attack occurred after gunmen opened fire on Saturday and killed three teenagers at a used car dealership at the Gómez Morín Boulevard and San Antonio street.

The victims were identified as Carlos Mario González Bermudez, 16, Juan Carlos Echeverri Jr., 15, and César Yalin Miramontes Jiménez, 17. Authorities said González Bermudez and Echeverri Jr. attended private schools in El Paso.

Read more: http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_17318086
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 07:49 PM
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1. A friend lives in El Paso
She tells me it is a wonderful city, but if you are looking for trouble, just cross the border and you will find it.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/nov/22/el-paso-san-diego-... /
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El Paso, Texas is ranked by an independent-research organization as the safest city in the United States. San Diego came in at number five.

The Southwest ranked well overall in the survey which looks at crime rates around the country.

Despite being directly next door to Mexico's deadliest city, Ciudad Juarez, El Paso is ranked number one among cities with populations higher than half a million.

The ratings are published each year by CQ Press which, among other things, uses FBI data to compile its list.

Last year there were 13 homicides in El Paso compared with more than 2,600 in Juarez, where drug violence is rampant. So far this year there have been 4 homicides in El Paso.
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rapturedbyrobots Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 10:03 PM
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3. it is a safe city...
NOW. in the mid 90's el paso had the highest rate of gang activity in texas, and among the top in the entire southwest. lots of my friends died or ended up in prison there. now its a completely different city. the cops ran a massive and really brutal anti-gang operation, and it seems to have worked. el paso remains one of the main corridors for drug imports to the u.s. and lots of people are still involved in the drug trade, but its gotten a lot less violent over the last decade. not so much for the mexican side.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 07:52 PM
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2. Another couple casualties of the drug war.
And yet people still claim we wouldn't be better off legalizing.
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