Saturday, May 23, 2009

Juarez Municipal Expenditures on Security Are Double Last Year's

Norte reports that last year the municipal government of Juarez spent about $239 million pesos on public security; this year the bill will be more like $460 million, with additional sums provided by the federal government. Training and salaries for the 3000 police officers now being recruited will cost about $300 million. The project to put thousands of video cameras on the streets, about $200 million pesos, will be paid for with grants from the federal government.

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