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An Uneasy Coexistence: Security Along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez Border ^ | 21 December 2011 | Washington Office on Latin America

Posted on 12/22/2011 10:38:58 PM PST by Rabin

two cities that, while separated only by a narrow river, are rapidly growing further apart. Ciudad Juarez is undergoing wrenching change as dysfunctional state institutions confront powerful, hyper-violent criminal groups. El Paso has witnessed an unprecedented buildup of the U.S. government’s security and law enforcement apparatus. The flow of migrants from Mexico into the El Paso region has nearly ground to a halt due to greatly increased U.S. security-force presence, the poor U.S. economy, and the danger that organized-crime groups pose for migrants on the Mexican side of the border. The flow of drugs, meanwhile, continues at or near the same level as always.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderwars; drugcartels; elpaso; juarez; mexicowod; wola
Veracruz officials say that armed narco gunmen attacked three buses in separate assaults this morning. All 11 victims were civilians. Authorities say that afterwards, at least five of the gunmen were killed during shootouts.

Government of our southern neibor seems irrelivantwhile the cartells carve up territory and the major opposition party seeks cartell accomidation. On our side of the Río Grande del Norte, 0 pulls aout the Guard and Erric sends guns and washing machines. Rab is suspecring a Great Wall is a dump solution. Nation Building is an option.

The US consulate urged Americans to "exercise caution" when traveling in Veracruz, and "avoid intercity road travel at night."

1 posted on 12/22/2011 10:39:01 PM PST by Rabin
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El Paso has a honking big US Army base with a desert full of arty.... I don't remember seeing anything like it on the other side of the border.

Juarez might want to remember that.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 10:44:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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El Paso is one of the safest large cities in the U.S.

3 posted on 12/22/2011 10:57:16 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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4 posted on 12/23/2011 6:03:01 AM PST by bcsco
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state institutions confront powerful, hyper-violent criminal groups

Is this story about AZ, AL, etc vs the Feral Gubbmint?

5 posted on 12/23/2011 6:08:11 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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