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Mayor of Mexican city moves to the U.S. for safety

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    This isn't an ex-mayor or a former mayor. The CURRENT mayor of Juarez, Mexico, has moved (along with his family) to El Paso, Texas in the U.S., to get away from the various Mexican drug cartels, gangs, and assorted hit squads.

    Looks like illegal aliens aren't the only ones who think life would be better for them in the United States of America.

    Maybe the complete collapse of government in Mexico, is closer than we thought. How many government officials moving out of the country, would it take to effectively reduce the Mexican government to zero? (If it isn't that way already?)

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    http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_11770841

    After threats, Juárez mayor in El Paso

    By Diana Washington Valdez / El Paso Times
    Posted: 02/24/2009 12:00:00 AM MST

    EL PASO -- Police are investigating threats against Juárez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz, who moved his family to El Paso for safety, El Paso police Detective Carlos Carrillo said Monday.

    "We received information that the Juárez mayor lives in El Paso, and that possibly they were going to come to El Paso to get him," Carrillo said. "He has not asked us for our help, but it's our duty to protect any resident of our city who may be under threat."

    Juárez police said written threats against Reyes Ferriz and his family were left in different parts of Juárez after the police chief, Roberto Orduña Cruz, resigned Friday. The threats were written on the kind of banners and posters that the Juárez drug cartel has used to send messages to police and others.

    Meanwhile, Mexican authorities were unraveling a shooting Sunday in Chihuahua City that killed one of Chihuahua Gov. Jose Reyes Baeza Terraza's bodyguards.

    Alejandro Chaparro Coronel died while defending another state agent in a convoy. He was a commander who served on the Chihuahua state police force for 11 years.

    The assailants wounded two other bodyguards, both also members of the state police.

    Mexican officials said police returned fire and wounded one suspect, Eduardo Hernandez Valdez, 36. He served in the Mexican army from 2001 to 2003.

    The Chihuahua governor, who drove his own vehicle with the bodyguards behind him, said earlier he did not know whether the attack targeted him or stemmed from an unrelated dispute between his bodyguards and the armed suspects.
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    The Mexican government needs to cut all the other garbage their funding, and spend their money exclusively on getting rid of these cartels.
     
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