Juárez to get 2,000 new federal officers; strategy to be changed
JUAREZ â President Felipe Caldern will use a slightly different approach in combating the ongoing drug violence that has claimed more than 4,350 lives since the beginning of 2008.
Caldern announced that an additional 2,000 federal police officers would be deployed to Jurez this month. The officers, he said, will help stop extortions and kidnappings that continue to victimize people of all backgrounds.
If the officers concentrate on those types of crimes, it signals a new tactic for the Mexican government, which has placed its emphasis on military and police power to limit the violence. But that has had little effect since the violence began.