Mexico Sends More Troops To Tijuana To Combat Drug Cartels
January 19, 2010 By Andrew OReilly
The Mexican government plans to send an additional 860 soldiers to the border city of Tijuana to combat the drug cartels operating within the region, according to an Associated Press story published in the Dallas Morning News.
Tijuana has seen nearly 200 people killed since Dec. 1 of last year and is regarded as one of the hotspots for violence between warring drug cartels in Mexico.
Since Mexican President Felipe Calderón launched the offensive against the drug cartels in 2007, more than 15,000 have been killed in drug related violence.
For more in depth analysis of the Mexican Drug War visit the New York Times website to read their series on Mexican drug trafficking or the Los Angeles Times website to read their series “Mexico Under Siege.”