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.

soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. carruth

    another day in reason to secure our borders...........NOT!!!

    February 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ceekwon

    what about the 49 deaths? who were they? civilians, drug dealers? what geeze cnn

    February 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    This level of violence is just unbelievable. I will NEVER even consider spending time in Mexico.

    February 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pedro Navajas

    Ok, I think there are three groups of people to blame for all the unfortunate mess in Mexico. First, the drug cartels themselves, they do the killing with their AK-47s. Second to blame is Felipe Calderon, and all his corrupt and inefficient advisers. And third, the drug thirsty Americans who make drug trafficking such a profitable business. Agree, drugs need to be legalized in the US, all of them.

    February 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. nodon

    Enough of all this garbage. It is time for a new reality on the border. All these cartel run border towns have to go. It is time for a new 38th parallel (Iike Korea). Force the Mexican government to start being a part of this (we send them hundreds of millions in aid every year). Shut down and remove all border towns, seriously, scorch the earth in that area via Mexican and American forces as needed. No excuse for the greed that is driving the entire region. Force the Mexican government to actually make an effort on this front. Enforce, by both countries, a 1 or 2 mile wide neutral zone. If the Mexican government won't, stop all aid to them immediately (should have been done years ago).

    February 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jawz

    The war on drugs is working wonderfully:) There is an overpopulation problem ya know.

    February 21, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Richard

    How come we don't have this kind of a problem with our other border, CANADA????

    February 22, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. russ

    id still rather live there than anywhere in the u.s.

    February 22, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Willie12345

      How are thing other their. Are you running out of bullets yet?

      February 22, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ron


    February 22, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      This is like saying that because of gang killing in South Central LA, the whole of the US is a failure.

      March 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Willie12345

    Don't worry. Janet N. has provided us border security like no other. A mouse couldn't cross our border without being detected and caught by Janet.

    We're doomed !

    February 22, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. will III

    You do know Juarez is just one city in Mexico out of thousands right? Thats like saying shut off the U.S. from Canada because of violence from New York or Chicago (incidently had over 600 murders one year).

    February 22, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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