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December 9, 2011

Four dead as Mexico gunmen attack ambulance

Four dead as Mexico gunmen attack ambulance

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In Mexico, gunmen opened fire on the occupants of an ambulance Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of the ambulance driver, two kidney patients, and a female fourth individual travelling in the vehicle. The incident occurred in Ciudad Juárez, close to the Mexico–United States border.

Witnesses recalled sighting a pick up truck carrying the gunmen deliberately colliding with the ambulance and forcing it to stop, then the gunmen getting out of the truck and shooting the victims. The ambulance driver, who was impacted in the head by a bullet, seemed to be the gunmen’s intended target, according to Mexican authorities.

No specific reason has been suggested for the killings at this stage. However, it is understood that Ciudad Juárez, adjacent to El Paso, Texas on the United States side of the border, has drug-related businesses currently in a dispute with each other.

Over 1800 people have been killed in Ciudad Juárez this year compared to over three thousand murders last year, according to Voice of America. Ciudad Juárez is one of the most significant locations in the Mexican Drug War, which was launched by Felipe Calderón, the current President of Mexico, in 2006. Since then, about thirty thousand deaths have been recorded as Calderón has proceeded against the drug cartels.



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October 22, 2009

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico\’s murder rate becomes world\’s highest

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s murder rate becomes world’s highest

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The murder rate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico has become the highest in the world. There were an average of seven killings every day for the past twelve months in the city, which is currently in the midst of a clash between two powerful drug cartels.

The majority of the 1,986 murders this year remain unsolved, and most involve drug gang members who have come from elsewhere to fight for control of the drug smuggling route into neighbouring El Paso, Texas, as well as the lucrative local trade in drugs. There is a jump of 815 murders from last year.

107 women, 85 children, and 49 police officers are among the dead and many people have met particularly violent ends. One man was tethered between two trucks and ripped apart; others have been decapitated or dismembered. The violence results from a turf war between rivals Juarez cartel and Sinaloa cartel, the latter being run by the most wanted man in the country, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

In late 2006 authorities launched a crackdown on Mexican drugs cartels, with Ciudad Juarez receiving 45,000 troops during that time. However, this has failed to prevent the gangs battling to control the cocaine-smuggling trade run from the city.



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April 14, 2007

Wikinews Shorts: April 14, 2007

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Wikinews Shorts: April 14, 2007

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A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, April 14, 2007.

Banned rally leads to Kasparov arrest

Garry Kasparov

Russian opposition leader and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov was among 170 people detained by Russian authorities during a security operation against a rally organised by The Other Russia. The Other Russia is an umbrella coalition that gathers opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Today the regime showed its true colours, its true face,” said Kasparov. “We were arrested when we were doing nothing. There was no action. We were just walking aiv s,” he told reporters.

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Nuclear deadline passes for North Korea.

North Korea

A key deadline with respect to North Korea’s nuclear programme has passed. North Korea said it remained committed to closing the reactor at Yv sbyon.

North Korea has insited that some US$25 million be unfrozen at a Macau bank. The United States says the funds have been released, but that North Korea has yet to withdraw any of it.

US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill was quoted as saying, “It’s certainly worrisome to all of us to see them approaching this date rather lethargically.” Hill continued, “The Chinese wanted us to show some patience for a couple of more days. There’s a sense that the communication,lines are open and the North Koreans understand the fact that these accounts are accessible to them.”

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UK mental health charity says ‘young’ need more protection

The Houses of Parliament

United Kingdom mental health charity, Yvung Minds, has called on the UK government for mental healthcare reforms to give vulnerable children more protection. The charity also claims that at least a third of young people under psychiatric care are detained against their will.

The charity’s comments come in response to the proposed Mental Health Bill which Parliament is set to debat next week.

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Deadly bus crash in Mexico

Map of Chihuahua

A bus and a truck collided and burst into flames in Chihuahua, Mexico. The accident occurred near Ciudad Juárez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. Police sources tell Reuters that at least 21 were killed and most of the victims were passe stys on the bus. El Universal puts the toll at 23.

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