Mexico: Ciudad Juárez civil strike to protest narco violence

Another 44 people were killed in Mexico’s narco wars this weekend, including four police officers in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, which has been the scene of some 1,500 violent deaths this year. Two police were killed at a post protecting the city’s General Hospital, authorities said. A list naming 28 threatened police officers was found near the bodies of another five dead men. The bodies of two handcuffed men were found at a bus stop, repeatedly shot in the face. Medical staff, veterans and students took part in a 24-hour strike and public marches Dec. 12 in Juárez to protest the city’s narco violence. More were killed over the weekend in the state capital of Chihuahua and across the Sierra Tarahumara region. (AFP, Dec. 16; EFE, Dec. 14)

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