Crime and Violence

Additional troops sent to Ciudad Juárez along with regular rotation

In addition to the 1,000 soldiers sent to Chihuahua to replace others in a routine rotation, 1,500 more were sent to the embattled state to address the spiraling violence. Chihuahua governor José Reyes Baeza said that the troop deployment is necessary in responding to criminal gangs constantly modifying their tactics to evade authorities. 1,500 federal police were also replaced, primarily in Ciudad Juárez. According to a military spokesman, troop rotations are made every 40 to 60 days to provide relief to soldiers on the ground and to discourage collusion with organized crime.

From the July Justice in Mexico Project’s Monthly News Report:


Breach Velducea, Miroslava. “Mil 500 soldados más a Ciudad Juárez.” La Jornada June 22, 2009.

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