Monday, June 28, 2010

Mexican cops retreat as violence rages on

Police are increasingly fleeing their posts in rural communities in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon after the killings of more than 60 officers in the area so far this year. Authorities blame warring drug traffickers for growing violence in the northern state which has registered more than 250 violent deaths so far in 2010, including 61 police officers, according to the Public Security Ministry. Agualeguas Mayor Guadalupe Garcia, said that state police had requested volunteers to be sent for training in Monterrey. "But they're all afraid, no one wants to be a police officer," he said...more

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