Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, April 8, 2011
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, April 8, 2011. The drug cartels run the city. There is a war between them. El Chapo Guzmán of the Sinaloa Cartel is trying to get the upper hand: he wants the biggest share of the rich US market and he is fighting the kingpins of La Linea of Juárez with the help of his ruthless sicarios, the Mexicles and the Artist Assassins. And, apparently, with a little help from the government. Since December 2006 president Calderón, assisted by the US, has deployed some 50,000 troops in the narcolands: but the so called “all out war on the drug cartels” seems to be a total failure. The death toll is increasing by the day, with more then 43,000 casualties, a third just in Juárez, dubbed the most dangerous city in the world.