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October, Deadliest Month in Juarez in 2010

JUAREZ CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

With 350 assassinations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October will go down as the most violent month in 2010 for that embattled city, Mexican daily El Universal reports.

Using data from the Attorney General’s office in the state of Chihuahua, the daily says that 2,754 people were killed in 2009, and 2,666 have already been killed this year. Juarez is one of the most violent places on the planet. Local gangs and mega-cartels are battling for control of this lucrative plaza, or corridor, to move drugs to the United States or sell them in increasing quantities in Mexico.

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