Fifty-three dead in 3 days in Ciudad Juarez, official says
February 20th, 2011
02:29 PM ET

Fifty-three dead in 3 days in Ciudad Juarez, official says

Fifty-three people were killed in a 72-hour span in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, making it one of the deadliest three-day periods in recent memory, state attorney general's office spokesman Arturo Sandoval told CNN Sunday.

Among the dead were four police officers from three different agencies, Sandoval said.

"This is the worst violence we've seen this year," he said, referring to the three days from Thursday through Saturday.

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  1. anne

    If the USA is so great why do they have ignorant racist people with no education or culture as population? It is disgusting to read what you say about a country that once owned the lands you live so proudly and the tragedy and pain many families have to endure...

    February 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Steve

    I'm sick of people with oversimplified views of the world thinking just legalizing drugs will solve all our problems. You're just potheads with selfish agendas. You don't have a real thought on the issue.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dane

      Hey Steve go suck on the Oral story for a bit.

      February 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Say No to WASPs

      Where's your solution, ass?

      February 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dane

    The Pope is the one behind this. Donations have been weak and he needs people back in church even if it's a funeral!

    February 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Sal

    And let's get out of Iraq and Afghanistan NOW!

    February 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jaime

    I live in Ciudad Juarez. I've been living this situation since 2006. This problem have been here a long time ago, but now, its bigger than never. To resolve this problem, its going to take at least, 20 years. And the weapon to nuke the issue, is EDUCATION. The U.S. cant help with war, its stupid to think that weapons are going to fight the crime. Its taking a lot of money to control the crime, but this is a monster of 1000 heads, you cut one, and another one grows.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. NavyJamz

    @richardkerry: I apologize for your confusion... the cartels dont remain in power due to "America's Addiction", they remain in power due to America's failed war on drugs. considering more than 60% of the cartels income comes from marijuana, and 15 Medical Marijuana states thus far, its time for the Feds to have a look at our absurd policy. You want to talk about cost savings (against short term imprisonment and the associated cost for taxpayers because their neighbor wanted to smoke a joint?.... Inmate figures range from $17000-33000 for the incarceration of an inmate for one year) (that does NOT include medical and dental care or prescriptions.... you do the math). Another powerful and hard to argue point is legalization would also benefit from the obvious taxes imposed by local, sate, and even the feds if they were wise enough to hop on board!
    So quit with the propaganda that "America is addicted" and we just need to quit. Thats a lame way out of a tough conversation... I on the other hand offered several valid points... touche?

    February 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Flaco

    It is short because the person started writing it and became #54.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. rick oconner

    Why fight over drugs ,are the druggies and the federales not sharing the profits? legalise them and the war will be over,, the war on drugs costs more lives than the drugs themselves is it all about the money the US is throwing away "down Mexico way"

    February 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Pixy

    Wow, seriously? And here I thought I only had to go to Wal-Mart to see unadulterated stupidity. If we legalize pot, not only could Many ppl make an honest living not only growing and harvesting the pot, but also harvesting the hemp. Hemp itself has hundreds of uses such as rope, paper, clothing, oils, lotions, make up etc. I'm a 3 time cancer survivor (colon, cervial, and breast) and the drugs I had to take literally almost killed me. If it wasn't for pot, I would't have been able to eat or sleep on many occasions. It helped me to relax and actually feel Hungry, unlike the barrage of sleeping pills w their hallucitory side effects or the anti-nausea pills that didn't work. I researched homeopathic remedies and tried them all, and the one I found worked the best, was marijuana. I was not a smoker before, and stopped when I no longer needed it. Fyi, pot doesn't only come from Mexico, it's just the perfect climate for it to grow in, for one, and for two, w Mexico's lax laws, it's very easy to grow w little or no involvement from authorities. I understand what ppl are saying, but I'm wondering where in this snippet of an article it said that these 53 poor souls died because of a plant... ? I think El Presidente should ask for help if his country needs it. It's not America's job to come running to every country's aid when they can't sweep their own back porch. When did the US become a soverign superhero??

    February 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Me

    Who cares

    February 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Cha~ching

    Who cares if they kill each other in their own country just get rid of the mexicans in america please!!! And get rid of the whiteman while were at it!!

    February 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • stewey

      Atta boy, keep the racism alive.....tool.

      February 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mjluck

    JIMMY JOHNS

    February 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Pixy

    Ps btw, there's a lil blue "FULL STORY" button under there lmao

    February 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. @star

    how is that an excellent point? at least give your own opinion and not just "Like" someone's point. this isnt facebook. BTW, that is a really lame point. cartels members' jobs are to kill people, how can they successfully run businesses? they are trianed for war and trained to kill. we all know that killers make good salesman right? *sarcasm*

    February 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. mjluck

    What did they say way back when they looked over the walls of the Alamo, "who hired all the roofers?"

    February 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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