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  • wingover 11:02 am on March 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    7,000 soldiers and 2,300 federal police in Juárez, Mexico 

    More Mexican troops arrive in Juárez – El Paso Times.

    There are now more than 7,000 soldiers and 2,300 federal police in Juárez as part of Joint Operation Chihuahua, the federal crackdown on crime.

    When approaching a checkpoint, motorists should slow down, turn on the vehicle’s interior light, roll down windows, and the driver should place both hands at the top of the steering wheel where they are visible from the outside.

    Military officials are expected to take command of the city police on Monday and later of transit police and the municipal Cereso prison, officials said.

  • wingover 10:17 pm on March 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Some Accuse Mexican Army Of Abuse In Juarez 

    Some Accuse Mexican Army Of Abuse In Juarez : NPR.

    “Abu Ghraib would be a kindergarten compared to the military camp here in Ciudad Juarez.”

    Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson, ombudsman for the Chihuahua State Human Rights Commission

    All Things Considered, March 13, 2009 · In the Mexican border city of Juarez, thousands of army troops have taken over control of the local police force in an effort to win back the city’s streets from violent drug cartels.

    Local officials say the surge over the last two weeks has dramatically reduced the number of drug-related executions. But human rights groups say the military has been abusing detainees suspected of having ties to organized crime.

    • Carmen Nava 7:10 pm on March 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Every country seems to be fulfilling their roles so that the sovereignity of nations will cease to exist.

  • wingover 11:46 am on March 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    SPECIAL REPORT: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Under Martial Law! 


    ABC NEWS: Juarez, Mexico under the equivalent of Martial Law

      Many people ABC-7 talked to in Juarez believe if the military does indeed take over the police department, which we refer to as “martial law” in the U.S., the calm will end and the attacks will increase to a whole new level.

      Mexico army to take over policing in drug-hit city | Reuters.

      Some of the several thousand troops expected in Ciudad Juarez by the end of this week will take over the municipal police, local jails and police traffic department.

      “General Galvan will appoint soldiers to take control of the municipal police next week,” a spokesman for the Ciudad Juarez mayor’s office said, referring to Defense Minister General Guillermo Galvan.

      CNN: Mexico pours troops into border city stricken by drug war

      (CNN) — Nearly 7,000 Mexican soldiers and federal police arrived in the U.S.-Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez this week to restore security to a city plagued by a long-standing, bloody drug war.

      Random vehicle checkpoints, patrols of masked soldiers and police in SWAT gear are some of the signs of the massive military buildup ordered by Mexico’s president, Ciudad Juarez police spokesman Jaime Torres Valadez said Thursday.

      Another 1,500 soldiers are expected to join the 3,500 that rolled into Juarez earlier this week to support municipal police in street patrols and ultimately take control of their operations, Torres said.

      In addition to the army troops, about 3,000 federal agents arrived to carry out investigations Torres likened to those of the FBI in the United States.

      Surveillance cameras will be installed throughout the city.

      But human rights advocates say the military presence creates a police state in a region
      where confidence in law enforcement is low.


      Juarez atmosphere is distinctly reminiscent of martial law.

      7,000 soldiers and 2,300 federal police in Juárez, Mexico

      El Paso Times trying to make Juarez martial law look like a good thing

      The War On Drugs

      • Anonymous 2:18 am on March 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        There’s more information about this in the comments at http://chrysler5thavenue.blogspot.com/2009/03/mexico-under-martial-law.html.

      • Raul 3:28 am on March 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        It was bound to happen sooner or latter, there is just too much civil police corruption.
        and the good and honest police force are just outgunned, out numbered and outspent monetarily.
        Even do the worst enemy of the people have always been the law enforcement in Mexico, mexican cartels now control the bad elements in all police force depts, what many years ago the “judiciales”(state and federal) use to shake down the unorganized drug traffickers. I hope Tijuana is next, I was raised there and still feel for that city, i don’t think there is another choice, nothing else seems to work, short of making some drugs legal or a major drop in illegal drug use.

      • Vaughn Becht 4:46 pm on March 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply


      • Samir 6:07 pm on March 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Once again USA’s backwards and draconian drug laws lead to government overreach.

      • Anonymous 9:11 pm on March 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        the war on drugs is working great!

      • MonarchAZ 2:38 pm on March 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        This is the second time in a few months I’ve seen a Mexico news event appear and then quickly disappear. I saw the headline about this on Google but by the time I went to read the story it was gone from Fox News. If it weren’t for a blogger on Free Press I’d never have found it. The big question is, what more is there someone in these governments do not want us to know? Thank God for bloggers on the Internet … keep saving and posting those links ‘cuz they have a habit of disappearing!

      • Tom 1:27 am on March 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        A bit off topic, but your reference to the El Paso sheriff’s office is in Colorado, Not Texas. That said, It is a old document-2005- that states it is to be reevaluated every year. It may not even be in effect now. It seems to be a sensible approach to cival disturbances. Are you trying to say that other LE agancies do not have a plan for this? They had better or they would remiss. The key is when does a protest get reclassified as a riot? Who decides to instigate marshal law? Those are the key questions.

      • Anonymous 8:26 pm on March 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        usa is next

      • chiefosage 7:48 am on March 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        This is a problem that could easily be handled by both militaries of the U.S. and Mexico. It would only take a few Apachies and a couple F-16s. What you people don’t know is this problem has been fomented by the criminals in both governments. Wake up people. This is the age of deception. Bush was a criminal with Cheney, Clinton was a criminal, and now Obama who is related to all of these punks, will carry on the business of their shadow governments. Mexico is in the pockets of the U.S. and America takes dictates from the NWO elite!!! Their motto is “Order out of chaos” Its all about the mark of the beast!! Its coming. But they want you to call for it first. Things get bad enough and you will. As for me, I’m heading for the mountains!!!!

      • Karmen 2:55 pm on March 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have received word from Mexico this morning from someone who is very involved in businesses in the State of Sonora etc. that the report of lockup and martial law throughout Mexico is not true. The letter is very official and very accurate.

      • Karmen 3:04 pm on March 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Geraldo is not Mexican and all of the ones interviewed are American and I find this interview very unfair. The crime is exagerrated–crime in the US is much greater and who is going to help the US? Just to a search and a statistical ratio of a comparable city in the US and you will see what I am saying.

      • Tracy 2:28 pm on March 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        All I want to know is it safe to travel to Jarez in the daytime? I have to pick up my stepdaughter at the end of the Month. All I get is either really bad stories or caution alerts. Has anyone traveled there that can help me with info?

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