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. obamababoon

    That's all......too bad as there is so much more cannon fodder available

    February 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HAHA!!


    February 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. abby1

    53 dead in a 72 hours span in one, that's freaking unbelievable.....enough said.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rizzod

    I just may have to take a break reading and get back to this article later.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Justa Notha Losa

    HA! Blame the reading level of Americans!!! You guys wanted shorter real stories, you got them. Shut up or hop off the cliff of insaitaible stupidity...

    February 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tonk

    Some are innocent victims of our trade policy with Mexico. The US sends the cartel weapons and money, and they send us drugs. You need all three to keep the system working. I live in Tucson and have a house in Rocky Point, Sonora. I know a lot of illegal weapons are purchased in AZ because we have such liberal gun laws. AZ's answer to the problem seems to be to make assault weapons even more available for export. Except for the cartels, guns are not permitted for the general population. I feel safer on the streets of Rocky Point than on the streets of Tucson.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mjluck

    Blah Blah Blah.....................

    February 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |

    What I don't get is we send thousands of troops thousands of miles away. Yet we can't send them to a place that they can actually fight a war that directly affects our way of life? This crap is spilling into our very home. I would like to think that Mexico would actually like to see our support. Why don't we do something about it?

    February 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Frank

    "deadliest three-day periods in recent memory". We're using recent memory as an analytical tool? I'm not a reporter but I'd think there'd be an abundance of research material out there to use which may prove to be more accurate than recent memory.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. PS

    the only info article provides is "state attorney general's office spokesman is Arturo Sandova"...good to know ...thanks cnn

    February 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nicolas

    When will Mexico appeal for international support? Short of suggesting that there needs to be military intervention, I'll opine that this is not a problem that they are going to fix on their own.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mjluck

    Their soaps are fn hilarious

    February 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pete


    February 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. TheDude

    Can we go ahead and legalize all drugs so these people stop getting killed? You can't win the war on drugs.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dika

    The US can not stop them. Please stop to be a cops of world, US. Just handle with care about your policy in the middle east. I thoght, your country have an obsession to be an "empire" of the world..

    February 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marge

      What? I suggest you demand a refund from your ESL instructor and stay out of international relations.

      February 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Say No to WASPs

      @ large Marge: Who the f**ck are you? Oh right, your nobody. Just a fat troll.

      February 20, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      @Just Say No to Wasps,

      You're quite the genius, Just Say No. Any chance you're a drug sucking contributor to the problem d!ckhead? Mexico is getting what it deserves.

      February 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
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