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. stlrntn

    I think the author of this article was the 54th......what a shame because the story had such potential, if only they could have finished it!

    February 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bb

    mexicans are everywhere!!!!

    February 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Guzz

      Americans are everywhere !!!! So ?

      February 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andy

    Shooting rubber bands at each other over pot lol... no... the cartel makes money off our stupid drug war legalizing pot for now is a step in the right direction.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AZ husker

    Shut Down the El Paso Border, I was in Jarez 2 years ago, on the day I was in town, 16 police officers were killed. A very dangerous city, 3 times biger than el paso. Pull the Maquiliadoras out of Juarez.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. blesk

    Wow, what an in-depth article, one sentence.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. guy

    who says it was an article

    February 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Honey 2000

    I once loved to visit Mexico, now the good people of that country pay the toll of lost tourist $$.
    Next time you losers in the USA toke up and/or take it straight to your vein, remember the resulting damage of the rush to bring you your drugs asap, You will be judged for the ramifications of your choices, unless you repent and turn away. USA Govt. & USA Military do not have jurisdication over your addicted body and mind. That is why the "war on drugs" is a spiritual war, cannot be won on the physical level, it is a spiritual war to claim your soul for Hell.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Austin3759

      Buy Kentucky's our number one cash crop, always has been, always will be.

      February 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Guzz

      The Drug Addict American Society is the main and real problem here since America is the # 1 Drug Consumer in The world !

      February 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MXD

    CNN – a little DETAIL in this article would be nice! Was this ONE incident? Two? Fifty three?? Were these all drub related? How gathering about some information before posting a headline?? Is the news editor out on a ciggy break??

    February 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Oscar

    It's crazy that this is happening a few miles right across the border from my home in El Paso, Texas. Luckily this absolutely doesn't affect any aspect of my life or most 650,000 El Pasoans. There is a big misconception out there that this is happening on our US bordertowns... well, I can tell you, it's not. I probably run across a story or two every couple of weeks about the Drug War, but other than that, I hear about as much of it as most Americans.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Party All the Time

    Do we even need to bother reporting any greater details? It's Mexico and it's just an after thought in most Americans' minds, anyway.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Not Suprised

    I'm surprised there were that many people in Juarez still left to kill.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mjluck

    Nothing good has ever come from Mexico ..... well..... maybe Tacos

    February 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Soldier2k9

    Easy for all of you to Monday quarterback from the safety of yourmhomes or starbucks. Get out there and do something..until then get me and coffee, oh thank you

    February 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. brown

    Die muthas!

    February 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mjluck

    Good roofers

    February 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
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