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Latino Daily News

Sunday August 15, 2010

Chihuahua Officials Report 23 deaths in 24 hrs in Drug Related Violence

Chihuahua State Prosecutors report that there have been 23 deaths in 24 hours in drug related violence throughout the state.

13 people were killed this weekend in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, while 10 more deaths occurred n various parts of the state. A couple was killed at a shopping mall during an attempt to steal their car.  Ciudad Juarez, located just across from the US city of El Paso, is at the center of growing drug violence in Mexico.

Violence between warring drug gangs has left 28,000 dead since 2006. The majority of those killings are being attributed to the ongoing turf wars between Juarez and Sinaloa gangs. Both gangs wanting control of the lucrative drug trafficking routes into the United States.

Thousands of troops have been deployed to Ciudad Juarez to stem the violence, but the killing continues.