La Mujer Obrera

Border Violence

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

2006

Start of Mexican

“War on Drugs”

Mexico Death toll: 486

2007

Mexico Death Toll: 2,797

Juarez Death Toll: Not available

2008

Mexico: 6,290

Juarez Death Toll: 1,623

2009

Mexico Death Toll: 7,724

Juarez Death Toll: 2,754

2010

(Jan-Oct)

Death Toll: 10,035

Ciudad Juarez: 2,678


More than 28,000 people have died in Mexico since 2006.

According to Reuters, that is more than all the dead serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Ciudad Juarez, El Paso’s sister city, more than 7,000 have died since January of 2008.

 

October 2010

Deadliest Month in Cd. Juarez History

352 homicides

The murders of women also broke a record in October with 48 female victims, including mothers, pregnant women, police, traffic agents, students and small children.

The total number of women murdered this year so far stands at 272.

Women now make up 10 percent of the murder victims for 2010, an increase in the percent over the past 2 years.

Six U.S. citizens killed in 4 days (October 30-November 2, 2010) including 2 college students, a high school student, and two women.

At least 37 U.S. citizens have died violently in Ciudad Juarez since January of this year, compared to 39 in 2008 and 2009 combined.

Extortion is rampant.

“We work so hard, just to see them take the money we make.”

VIOLENCE IMPACTS BORDER FAMILIES

“Suddenly all the windows shattered and the wall cracked”

Border Youth at Risk

“Without alternative economic opportunities, our youth are vulnerable to the lure of that mafia

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