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Sun January 30, 2011
Latin America

Juarez Erupts, Not In Violence, But In Protest

Cuidad Juarez has become ground zero for the drug cartel wars in Mexico. This month alone the city has witnessed 200 deaths. The government is trying to promote alternatives to gang life. And Saturday, activists on both sides of the border staged a bi-national protest. They called on the government to demilitarize the city and to end the impunity that seemingly thrives there.