Mexico sending more forces to Ciudad Juarez

Los Angeles Times, 3/3/2009

Ciudad Juarez
Ciudad Juarez

Reporting from Mexico City — The Mexican government will deploy 1,000 more federal police officers as part of a wider effort to restore order in Ciudad Juarez, the nation’s most violent city, officials said Monday.

Some of those uniformed federal officers began arriving in the border city Monday, two days after about 2,000 soldiers landed there in a related military buildup. Those soldiers were the first of an expected 5,000 additional troops who will be sent to help perform basic police functions.

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