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. Tylor


    February 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Uh Huh

    Uh huh. That's right. Blame Obama for the drug cartels in Mexico.
    Oh, I got a paper cut. Obama's to blame. Oops, my car has a flat tire. Bad, naughty Obama. I've got the flu. That's right, you guessed it! Obama. Always Obama. Sure.
    Uh huh.

    February 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martyrmaker

      obama fixes flats, is there an 800 number

      February 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • WWtheFD

      You know Bush is the problem not Obama. Obama is going to fix our nations problems. I hope, I hope, I hope.

      February 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • GoatSoup

      Blaming Bush got old. Who's in the White House now? OBAMA, time for him to get all the blame. Now he knows how it feels like being President of the US. Freedom of expression. Something other countries lack of.

      February 21, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. j a

    North americans stop using drugs that's the solution don't blame no one else .

    February 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • tommas

      But since using mind altering substances is human nature that would be a fantasy.

      February 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • gerardhf

      You can't make me pplllllggggghhh (sticking out tongue sound)

      February 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • a slozomby

      or you could just support the growers in california, colorado and kentucky, its all better than the dirt weed imported from mexico.

      February 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gloria

    When the people of Mexico finally get tired of the constant violence and unite as one and push out the criminals and put the fear of death into the criminal, then and only then will Mexico have peace. That said, I don't see this happening for many many many years as the people don't know that they are the key solution to this plague disease spreading through their country.

    February 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      the Mexican people are not the answer to the violence. the American drug addicts are. no American market, no cartels no violence. Mexico wasn't like this prior to the drug epidemic in the US.

      February 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Tough to do when they average law abiding citizen does not have the right to bear arms. I totally agree with you. They need to fight against the cartels in the same way the Colombians (eventually) did against Pablo Escobar and his Medellin Cartel, but I just don't see how they can do it. I am sure there is covert action on the part of the United States, but they really need to fuel the fire to help the Mexican citizens. By fueling the fire, I mean getting neighborhoods to rise up and rebel against this bloodshed. The law abiding residents of Mexico are being held captive by fear. Until they get the help they need, this will not stop.

      February 21, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • BeauEvil

      "When the people of Mexico finally get tired of the constant violence and unite as one and push out the criminals and put the fear of death into the criminal, then and only then will Mexico have peace." That's the problem. Everyday Mexican citizens cannot easily "put the fear of death into the criminal" because Mexico, believe it or not, is VERY anti-gun! If Mexico starts allowing every (non-felon) citizen to carry a loaded handgun, there would be a bloodbath for about a month, then everything would calm down forever after the murderous criminals (and murderous officials) are eliminated.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Txgrandma

      They are too poor to buy guns.

      February 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Yes of course it is Steve! That is because absolutely everything that has gone wrong in the history of man is some reason the fault of the United States. I mean, it would be CRAZY to imagine someone taking responsibility for their own actions and problems. Blame it on the US! Everything could be stopped as long as the American start or stop doing something which is the only solution, right?????? Bad weather in Europe........must be the fault of the US!!! Someone was robbed in China........must be the fault of the US!!

      February 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • RedNileBlue

      Two words: Charles Bowden. Read his books that cover this ghastly, never ending problem. He does an outstanding job reporting what he's witnessed, especially about how the Mexican people have been unprotected and randomly slaughtered for years by the very local and governmental agencies who're looking the other way.

      February 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kajakaja

    why it happen

    February 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Beavis

    Coming soon to an American city near you

    February 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fartyrmaker

    Here's a dollar. Go call it.

    February 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AGardner

    Does Mexico have enough people in the military to carry out a military solution on the drug cartels within the Mexican border? Nicaragua might be enticed to provide military assistance to Mexico. Lack of spirituality in that part of the world is the main problem.

    February 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Azrael

      Lack of spirituality has nothing to do with it. The Narco-Terrorists even have there own saint Santa Muerte, Saint death.

      February 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Faiyez

      "Lack of spirituality"... don't make me laugh.

      February 20, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • fran glass

      lack of spirituality among mexicans? are you being sarcastic? you have to be...

      February 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Celistino

    Not all of the people from mexico do do the drug. We hate the bad drug people. I go to universety in day becuz scared for nigth. I hope it too chanege one day qucik. I so sorry they kill all peoples.

    February 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ClintGrad

    Legalizing many drugs, making them a medical not a criminal problem, would suck the money out of the whole mess. No money and there will be little violence.

    February 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Willie12345

      No, just a nation full of dopers.

      February 22, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. kajakaja

    send the evildoers cigars laced with mega-hpv

    February 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Uh Huh

    Most of the people of Mexico are *very* spiritual. Most criminals are very religious, too. Just ask all of the street gangs who start their meetings off with a prayer, and all of the mafiosi that go to church. Religion and spirituality has nothing to do with it. Greed does.

    February 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kajakaja

    i saw the face of baby jesus in my linguica omelet, he broke into a beatific grin and told me senseless slaughter over narcotics and filthy lucre is part of his plan

    February 20, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dumpdirt

    Weed, ganga, grass, green, crazy hay is not the problem! If it was Canada would be a war zone 🙂 🙂 🙂 Just buy Canadian green and the problem would correct itself.

    February 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Eric

    I used to so love going to Mexico – smaller and larger cities alike with so much to see and do. I have now completely stopped traveling to Mexico and have no plans to return. It's become really dangerous and extremely expensive if visiting any tourist cities on the West or East Coast. Italy and France and far better bargains, safer and much more interesting.

    February 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • rmoffatt

      I lost my home in MX during Hurricane Wilma. I returned to the States with every intention of returning. I loved the small village where I lived. Now – no way, no how – not even for vacation. One might argue the dangers of vacation spots in the U.S. All said, and done, a vacation in the States is a safer bet. I someone is going to cut off my head, for no apparent reason, I'd rather it be done where the executioner is subject to some semblance of law.

      February 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
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