Skip to comments.An Uneasy Coexistence: Security Along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez Border
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. governments 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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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."
Juarez might want to remember that.
El Paso is one of the safest large cities in the U.S.
Is this story about AZ, AL, etc vs the Feral Gubbmint?