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March 25th, 2009
09:55 PM ET

Bloodshed in Juarez

Program Note: Tune in for special 360 coverage of the violence in Mexico. Anderson is reporting live on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET.

Shaul Schwarz
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Photographer Shaul Schwarz documented the violence in Mexico in this photo project. Check out a few of his photographs and take a look at the entire project.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Mexico
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Rene Contreras, MX

    The violence won’t stop till americans can control their drug’s consumption. Till then, mexicans will have peace in our borders. With less drugs demand, less violence. But, are americans capable to reduce their drugs consumption? If americans want a safer neighbor, they will have to do something with their drugs consumption. All those kidnappings, street violence, assasinations and so on are basically caused by the fight to control the drug supply in the US. Mexico has to do something , but America too.

    March 27, 2009 at 7:28 am |
  2. Lori from IL

    March 26th, 2009 1:38 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    “Pictures speak a thousand words”–

    I believe that the photos in Life Magazine during the Vietnam War brought the War home. I guess TIme is the closest thing we have to Life Magazine today — hope they pick up this story. We need to get out of the bubble and realize what’s happening on our borders and how it’s been allowed to infiltrate our borders and spread throughout the US.

    Sounds like Anderson’s trip was covered by other press outlets — Good job, Anderson, making people acknowledge what’s really happening. I love your dispatches and reporter’s notebooks — Thanks for making this story more real to us!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:22 pm |
  3. Rene Contreras, MX

    Why can’t something be done about the people consuming the drugs?

    March 26, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  4. Tony

    this is why drug dealers are rich. they find a crack in the system and exploit it to the point where it finally requires attention? mexico has known full well of these cartels and their capabilities now and for years they have been left unchecked to get larger and larger. Now its as though they are truely fighting their own people because the cartels pay better. all drugs are a poison to any society and all people. This will be an extremely drawn out war because of the simple fact the assets the cartels have outweigh that of the mexican government itself. Do not go blaming US gun laws either, wherever you go no matter what laws exist there are always corruptible people who happen to own gun shops or dealers in general who dont care about where their arms are going so long as they get paid. I'm very sure that the ATF and other US federal agencies are working very closely to stop the massive flow of arms and money as best they can with the assets they are given. I'm very surprised that private security contractors have not stepped in and offered their services to the mexican authorities as far as personnel protection.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  5. Ana-Laredo TX

    I live in Laredo TX border to Mexico and we used to cross the bridge and see alot of tourists go to Mexico. This was long time ago. We would see buses parked near the bridge and see all the tourists coming to mexico on wknds. Now that I go I don't see those tourist buses anymore. The security of the city is not safe any more. As we cross the bridge there is this big tank parked in the center of the car inspections. I hope some day this war will end.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  6. Trisha Teeters

    With all that is happening in Mexico we are having second thoughts about taking a guided tour in May. But as always there is crime everywhere. Why can't something be done about the people producing the drugs?

    March 26, 2009 at 9:16 am |
  7. Doris Ricketts

    Here in Texas, we have been begging for increased border security for years. Even with the escalating violent in the US, I don't feel our government understands the situation. What will it take to get the border closed? How many deaths must happen and how many jobs must be lost to illegals before help really arrives?
    Doris, Texas

    March 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  8. g michael, CA.

    Anderson and crew thank you for keeping up with the Mexico Mess.
    Has anyones. checked out Columbia South American thugs supporting Mexico? U.S. Travelers stay out of Mexico! Spend time
    and money exploring the beautiful U.S.A.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  9. Milosh Banjeglav

    I do not understand why the american gov"t fight the cartels in columbia, bolivia who actually produce the cocaine and other drugs.....i never have heard mexcian cartels producing these drugs....if america stops the production of drugs from the producing conturies then they flow of drugs into mexico will stop and these senseless war will stop....

    March 25, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  10. daisy

    People are never going to stop using drugs, so just legalize drugs and all this will stop. Why can't we see this? No one can stop people from using drugs so all this murder and mayhem is never going to stop unless drugs are legalized.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  11. ron

    what would be the U.S. effect if drugs were to become legal? We would
    save millions of dollars and lives would be saved from drug wars.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  12. daisy

    People are never going to stop using drugs- NEVER

    March 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  13. Mike, Zephyrhills, FL

    Anderson,

    Even years ago it was nothing to have beheaded bodies show up at US Border there in El Paso!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  14. Mike, Zephyrhills, FL

    Anderson,

    2 illegals arrested in MI yesterday, one 25you raped a 11 yo girl and a 19 yo had sex with a 15 yo . Working for a company !! Violence we have here and employers keep hiring them.

    Time employers get exposed and sent to jail too!! They are just as guilty in my opinion.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:01 pm |