Situation doesn't seem to be getting any better regarding the 'drug wars'. In the San Antone paper today (& Dallas paper yesterday), it was reported that Mexico's president ordered 2,500 troops to Juarez (border with El Paso). The murder rate and drug killings have become so numerous and local police so corrupt that the military had to be called in. In a small town just west of Juarez, the drug gangs were so violent that the local police quit and the Mexican police chief came to the US seeking political asylum - he was next on their list. The violence has on occasion, crossed over the border.
The local city-county hospital in El Paso recently treated the police chief of Juarez, who had been shot in an attempted assaination by one of the drug cartels. The hospital was under armed guard and everyone was forced to enter the hospital at the emergency room after passing through metal detectors and security while the chief recuperated (I'm thinking it was for just less than a week). This was in El Paso, Texas, folks! Newspaper said he had dual citizenship which is why he was being treated in a US hospital.
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