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. Dave from Arizona

    Ummm, did I miss something, or is the first sentance the entire article?

    February 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. broken teeth

    I'm not shocked anymore. Its a drug war . I'be more surprised if the article said " No deaths today , everything is peaceful
    and happy".

    February 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. 13

    How about them Phillies eh?.....

    February 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Felipe

    Mexico is imploding so the druggies–rich and poor–in the US can get high. Sad world we live in...

    February 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. joe

    Gee, I thought Philly was bad with 3 separate murders last night in bars.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Enri

    Hey geniuses... it's COCAINE! Marijuana is also a part of the cartel's product line but its mostly coke. The reason Mexican cartels are so involved in it is because the south american cartels are easily able to push it up through Mexico to the U.S. I also agree with the U.S.'s drug problem being a major factor. Supply and Demand.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. mjluck

    Great starting pitching staff this year .........

    February 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Pixy

    (CNN) - 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.
    The bloodshed started on Thursday with 14 people killed, including a municipal police officer.
    Friday was the most violent day, leaving 20 people dead. A municipal police officer was killed by an assassin who belonged to a band of carjackers. Hours later, a state police investigator was executed on his drive home.
    On Saturday, a highway police officer was killed by a driver who confronted the patrolman after the officer gave him a ticket. The officer was shot 10 times at close range in the middle of the afternoon. In all, 19 people were killed that day in separate shootings throughout the city.
    Juarez is one of Mexico's deadliest cities and an epicenter of drug cartel violence. The Juarez cartel and the Sinaloa cartel are fighting a bloody turf war in the region for lucrative smuggling routes, and for drug-dealing territory in the city.
    The sudden spike in violence left the city morgue overwhelmed. There were issues with where to store the bodies.
    In light of the violence, Juarez Mayor Hector "Teto" Murguia is expected to name a new municipal police chief on Monday, local newspapers reported.
    Municipal police spokesman Adrian Sanchez told CNN he has read those reports, but that the police department has no official confirmation that a new chief will be appointed.
    "At this time we continue serving our current boss until we are given new orders," Sanchez said.
    In the first 40 days of 2011, Juarez is averaging eight homicides per day, Sandoval said. Also, in February, at least 24 women have been killed in 20 days.

    For those that missed the "Full story" button lmao. Also, yes, some of the murders may have been bc of drugs, but it looks like if you fart wrong, you could be killed... just sayin'...

    February 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. mjluck

    I thought the killer bees were suppose to take over down there at least thats what the discovery channel said 10 years ago LOL

    February 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Dunkiemon

    I wonder how in the world would this world become a better place. Humanity is going downhill and fast. Who is going to feed, house and find jobs for almost 7 Billion people. There is no more cooperation between govermnents, since from now on every man will be for hilmself. G-zero mentality will lead to trade wars, currency wars, wars no water and all other natural resources. And I bet you the last straw that will be break the camel's back will be a huge natural disaster which have all be increased in recent years (watch Sun cycle 23).

    The U.S. has no more saying in world events, thanks to Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and all his cronies who have weakened it economicall and politically.

    I do not see hope for this planet.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. mjluck

    Dunkie , Have a coke and a smile and increase your meds

    February 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Fiona

    Just fence it off and let everyone kill each other. End of problem.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Bubblepuppy

    Who: 53 people dead
    What: Murders
    When: 3 days
    Where: Ciudad Juarez
    Why: Probably drugs
    How: Gunshots, hand grenades, flame throwers, crocodiles

    Yup, this article covered all the basics. Good job, CNN! This story merits a Pulitzer Prize!

    February 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. mjluck

    One problem is who the **** would wanna go down and report from there.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Enri

    Everything is hopeless.. let's just all kill ourselves and hope we go to Heaven somehow... that was sarcasm.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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