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Violent Mexico Cities

Parro
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https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-most-dangerous-cities-in-the-world.html



[THE MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO WORLD ATLAS]

#1.  Tijuana
#2.  Acapulco
#4.  Ciudad Victoria
#5.  Ciudad Juarez
#6.  Irapuato
#13.  Cancun
#15.  St. Louis, USA
#16.  Culiacan
#18.  Uruapan
#20.  Obregon
#23.  Baltimore, USA
#26.  Coatzacoalcos
#32.  Celaya
#34.  Ensenada
#36.  Tepic
#40.  San Juan, USA
#42.  Reynosa
#46.  Detroit, USA
#49.  Chihuahua
#50.  New Orleans, USA

[MY ANALYSIS;  USA HAS 10% OF THE MOST VIOLENT CITIES IN THE WORLD.  MEXICO HAS 30%.]
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Re: Violent Mexico Cities

Mosco
Thanks Parro:  Mexico is bound and determined to destroy itself .   I used to love touring it back in the 1980s.
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Parro
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[JUAREZ LIVING UP TO IT'S #5 MOST VIOLENT CITY IN THE WORLD]

Source:  https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/local/juarez/2020/04/23/violence-mexico-new-york-man-patrick-landers-girlfriend-karla-baca-killed-juarez/3011030001/

Mexican homicide investigators are trying to find out why a New York man and his schoolteacher girlfriend were shot and killed on a Juárez street earlier this week.

Patrick Landers and his girlfriend, Karla Baca, were killed Monday in a daytime shooting on Avenida Lopez Mateos and Rio Senegal street in eastern Juárez, an official confirmed.

Baca is a Mexican citizen from Juárez, and Chihuahua state investigators are working with the U.S. Consulate in Juárez in the formal identification of Landers.

The two were in a black Jeep with New York license plates when gunmen opened fire as they were leaving a cellphone shop, according to local news reports. Photos show the Jeep's windshield shattered by bullet holes.

More: Missing El Paso man found dead in homicide in Juárez, Mexico, police say

Baca had been hired as a physical education teacher at a Federal Primary School 28 in October and had just returned to work on Monday after a six-month leave out of the country, a regional federal education administrator told El Diario de Juárez.

After an extended Holy Week vacation period, home-schooling classes with televised lessons began Monday in Mexico as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juárez is under a stay-at-home directive issued March 23 by the governor of Chihuahua that is intended to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, violence has continued unimpeded.

There have been more than 100 killings in Juárez this month, with 560 homicides so far this year, according to a daily tally by Norte Digital news website.

Much of the violence is linked to fighting between drug groups over control of the crystal methamphetamine market, law enforcement officials have said.

Cartel hit team suspected in 25 murders



In a separate case, Juárez police this week arrested three suspected members of a hit squad for La Linea cartel group under investigation in more than 25 murders, including shootings last month at the Juárez airport.

Fernando R.A., 27, Raul Fernando G.F., 28, and Alejandro H.L., 21, were arrested on firearms charges after they were allegedly found with five 9 mm handguns, ammunition and tactical vests, police said.

The suspected hit men allegedly admitted to taking part in the killings of rival crystal methamphetamine dealers, a police news release stated.

Police said the hit squad is suspected in several high-profile murders and shootings, including:

Dec. 5 — The murder of Juárez police Cmdr. Ricardo Armando Ceron Melendez.

Feb. 26 — A shooting that killed one of the bodyguards of state Police Commissioner Oscar Aparicio Avendaño.

March 2 — The fatal shooting of Juan Uriel Valle, the son of the mayor of Villa Ahumada, outside Juárez's Abraham González International Airport after he had arrived on a flight and was waiting for a ride.

March 4 — A shooting in the airport parking lot possibly targeting the mayor of Villa Ahumada. A gray Dodge Ram that crashed during the mayhem was the same vehicle used in the fatal attack on the police commander in December, police said.

March 18 — A shooting that killed a female state police officer. Another agent wounded in the attack died days later at a hospital.

An investigation with potential homicide charges for the suspected La Linea members continues.

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Mica
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Chicago did not make the list?
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Parro
Hello Mica.

Surprised me as well since we hear so much on these posts about murder in Chicago.  I believe the writer used homicides per 100,000 and since Chicago is such a large metropolis, it is in certain areas where their homicides happen.  If you ever want a surreal drive, go to East St. Louis and northern Philadelphia, just to know how far out of it we are.  Best -
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Re: Violent Mexico Cities

juris
Chicago has great hospitals so gun shot victims can be saved. That counts for a lot
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Mica
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Hi Parro,

I was in St. Louis for work a few years ago and learned how rough it was when I was there.  As always, thanks for posting!
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Chivis
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A fried of mine lived in mexico for over 20 years, married a mexican had three children.  She had seen much first hand, being in Monterey NL during the zetas heyday.  Saw dead bodies and many mantas and knew people who disappeared. She stayed, when I got the hell out of there.

She divorced her husband and left Mexico returning to her home town of.... St Louis

The irony is something I have never let her forget.  
 
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
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Chivis
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parro

i put this on main page.  I "tweaked" it a little

Thank you very much for your on going contributions.

Chivis
 
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
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Parro
Chivas, I very much like keeping my eye on Mexico.

My son married a gal from Monterrey.  There are 4.7 million people in the metro area with a median income of $35,000 USD, which is exceptional for Mexico.  Being the 3rd largest city there are many very safe areas to visit. They live both in Nuevo Leon and the states based on seasonal work my son does.

My daughter in law misses her family very much when she is up here, since so much of Mexico is family and friends and the tight neighborhoods.  She has not seen very much violent  in Mexico to ever make her frightened  since like all large cities there are safe places and other places you just don't go. Her family know it exists and if you get a bit out town toward China, or Linares, it is obvious that something is going on.  Jerez, Zacatecas is really nice and Real de Catorce as well.  Yes, Monterrey doesn't even show up on the radar for violence recently after the Zetas fragmented.  It is ironic.
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Chivis
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don't get me wrong...i LOVE mty.  
I was talking a few years ago, when zetas were on a terror, the casino, group kidnappings, violence and death every day so much so many people left and others bordered their businesses.

It was awful and there were NO safe places.

I let my apt go.  it was too unsafe.

Today it is much different.  
 
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
MX
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MX
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Monterrey was awful immediately after the Gulf Cartel / Zetas rupture and it lasted like that until 2013 or so from what I know. A lot of the rich families fled to Texas, specifically to San Antonio, Laredo and McAllen.

Now it is very safe and I visit quite often since it is only a few hours drive for me from Tamaulipas. I've done the drive from Nuevo Laredo and from Reynosa many times (last time in January). You likely won't be in danger unless you drive during nightfall, but that's anywhere in Mexico.

That being said, I think Monterrey is great. It has an endless amount of outdoor options, great nightlife, surprisingly good food, an amazing soccer scene, good job opportunities for young people and seasoned professionals, large potential for investment opportunities and has among the best standards of living when compared to other parts of Mexico and Latin America.

It may lack some of the more "traditional" aspects of Mexico since it is quite "Americanized" and modern, but I think the Monterrey area has a unique history/story that is often under-represented.