Desert Invasion - U.S.
Violence jumps on US-Mexican border
By US News Article, US News
February 9, 2006
Attacks on American border patrol agents along the
U.S. border with Mexico have jumped more than 100 percent in the last year,
Homeland Security officials said on Thursday....
Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar told a news conference there were 778
assaults against Border Patrol officers in the last fiscal year. So far this
fiscal year, which began in October, there have been 192 attacks, he said.
He did not give the previous year's figure....
Last month the U.S. envoy to Mexico accused the Mexican government of
failing to control crime and said the rampant crime near the border
"highlights the inability of the Mexican government to police its own
Border violence in Mexico has increased since President Vicente Fox declared
a war on drug cartels a year ago.
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