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Ciudad Juarez crowned world's deadliest city
AFP via News.com.au (Australia) ^ | August 27, 2009

Posted on 08/27/2009 6:46:20 AM PDT by Schnucki

MEXICO'S volatile border city of Ciudad Juarez has the world's highest murder rate, followed by Caracas, Venezuela and the US city of New Orleans.

Ciudad Juarez - the scene of regular and brutal score-settling between rival drug gangs - has 130 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, the Citizen's Council for Public Security said.

Caracas has 96 murders per 100,000 inhabitants and New Orleans registers 95, the Mexican non-governmental organisation said, basing its figures on media and FBI reports.

Caracas was listed as the murder capital of the world in the September 2008 Foreign Policy magazine, quoting official figures of 130 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.

The Mexican NGO put another Mexican border city, Tijuana, in fourth place with 73.

Cape Town, South Africa, was fifth with 62, and Baghdad, Iraq, is in 10th position with 40 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.

In Ciudad Juarez, 1362 people have been murdered so far this year up to August 21 as violence spirals among powerful cartels fighting for control of lucrative drug routes into the United States.

The deployment of 8500 troops in the border city - part of a nationwide crackdown involving more than 36,000 troops - has failed to quell the violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: caracas; ciudadjuarez; neworleans; stolenvalor

1 posted on 08/27/2009 6:46:21 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Hmm, I coulda sworn it was South Atlanta on a Saturday night.


2 posted on 08/27/2009 6:47:43 AM PDT by redstateconfidential ("They augur misgovernment at a distance; and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.")
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To: Schnucki

I heard Obama will be moving the admin offices for his health care plan to this city.


3 posted on 08/27/2009 6:48:00 AM PDT by Loud Mime (barastikas = Obama's logos)
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To: Schnucki

Quagmire.


4 posted on 08/27/2009 6:48:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Schnucki

CONGRATULATIONS Ciudad Juarez !!!

Johnny, tell them what they’ve won!


5 posted on 08/27/2009 6:49:05 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Schnucki

Caracas, doesn’t surprise me that is in this socialist paradise !


6 posted on 08/27/2009 6:49:36 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Schnucki
Caracas has 96 murders per 100,000 inhabitants and New Orleans registers 95,

Conratulations to Mayor Nagin, who has rebuilt New Orleans exactly as he promised.

7 posted on 08/27/2009 6:51:09 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Caracas has 96 murders per 100,000 inhabitants and New Orleans registers 95, Conratulations to Mayor Nagin, who has rebuilt New Orleans exactly as he promised.

How typical of chocolate

8 posted on 08/27/2009 6:54:05 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Schnucki

Congratulaions.


9 posted on 08/27/2009 6:54:57 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Schnucki

>> MEXICO’S volatile border city of Ciudad Juarez has the world’s highest murder rate, followed by Caracas, Venezuela and the US city of New Orleans.

Three socialist leaders, three corrupt third-world hellhole cities.

Coincidence?


10 posted on 08/27/2009 6:57:50 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Schnucki

Food for thought when deciding whom to import as part of the masses the elites want to inundate us with.


11 posted on 08/27/2009 7:00:58 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: redstateconfidential
Hmm, I coulda sworn it was South Atlanta on a Saturday night.

Chicago on any night!

12 posted on 08/27/2009 7:10:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Allegra

Baghdad safer than New Orleans ping


13 posted on 08/27/2009 7:12:54 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Schnucki

Too bad, I used to like that town.


14 posted on 08/27/2009 7:18:09 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Schnucki

It’s too bad your typical stupid American voter cannot put two and two together and realize that this is the direct result of liberal socialist policies. Instead, they vote in a liberal socialist as President.

Go figure.


15 posted on 08/27/2009 7:20:48 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: redstateconfidential

In New Orleans, every night is Saturady night in South Atlanta. Congratulations, Nagin! New Orleans is back!


16 posted on 08/27/2009 7:21:34 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: Schnucki

New Orleans more than twice as deadly as Baghdad!

Thank you President Bush. And no thanks to you Nagin, Blanco et al.


17 posted on 08/27/2009 7:23:10 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: WayneS
CONGRATULATIONS Ciudad Juarez !!!

Johnny, tell them what they’ve won!

A years supply of card board to build that dream home.

18 posted on 08/27/2009 7:30:01 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Schnucki
I can't believe Detroit doesn't figure in the top 5.
19 posted on 08/27/2009 8:12:46 AM PDT by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
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To: ishmac

Is there anyone left in Detroit?


20 posted on 08/27/2009 8:18:25 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

No, it is a veritable ghost town. Was there earlier this week and stunned by how empty the city was. I was surprised by how clean the city streets were but realized that it took people to make a mess.


21 posted on 08/27/2009 8:21:29 AM PDT by DryFly
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To: Schnucki; thackney
...and Baghdad, Iraq, is in 10th position with 40 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.

Wow...we were in first place for the past few years and now we've slipped to tenth place.

Kind of like Notre Dame football.

22 posted on 08/27/2009 9:35:46 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Allegra

ping


23 posted on 08/27/2009 9:54:35 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black
I've been to Juarez. My now-wife wanted some authentic Mexican food. We walked in on foot. Things I noticed:

A) The "Pharmacerias" will sell you bunk pharmacueticals. Don't trust them.
B) There's lots of one-legged people. I was told later it is due to their medical poliy of cutting off the offending limb if said limb belongs to a poor person. Got a fracture? Sorry, that leg's gotta come off.
C) When you see a street food vendor, and you notice he has some kind of pastry with raisins in it, please note that those are not raisins.
D) The Mexican Gov't bills you 25 cents to enter their country, and another 25 cents to leave. If they were smart it would be free to enter, and 25 DOLLARS to get out of that oozing pus-hole. I would have gladly paid it.
E) I was quickly made aware that every Mexican male was transfixed by my wife's bosum. It was a mix of surprise and anger when I saw them stop what they were doing, sometimes even in the middle of the street, frozen, staring open-mouthed at her chest. Young boys and old men, both one and two-legged, it did not matter: They all fell into the thrall of my then-fiance's less-than-ample B-cups. "Must be a cultural thing", I assured myself, as I hustled my pale liability back over the border to civilization.

24 posted on 08/27/2009 10:27:55 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Jack Black
Hey, we're still in the Top Ten. ;-)
25 posted on 08/27/2009 10:41:50 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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