Friday, April 17, 2009
President Calderon Sites Juarez as Example of Success, in Talk With Obama
Mexican President Felipe Calderon told President Obama yesterday that Cd. Juarez was an example of the success of his security policies, given the reduction in crime by 80% after troops arrived in Juarez in February. He reminded President Obama that, although Mexico had a homicide rate of 10.7 per 100,000 last year, this was lower than homicide rates in Guatemala, El Salvador, Brazil, and Colombia, as well as in several cities in the U.S.