11 year old boy and father killed in ambush in Mexico

11 year old boy and father killed in ambush in Mexico

POSTED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:45pm

UPDATED: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 11:51am

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Officials say an 11-year-old boy
and his father were killed when gunmen ambushed their car in the
border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval said
Thursday that the gunmen first opened fire on the car, then set it
on fire.

The boy's body was found inside the car while his father died on the pavement.

Also in Ciudad Juarez, assailants burned the house of social
activist Malu Garcia in the latest attack on activists in one of
the world's most dangerous cities.

More than 3,000 people were killed last year in the city across
the border from El Paso, Texas, violence largely blamed on a turf
war between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels.

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Mexico appears to be a failing state, unable to enforce control, unable to stem the ever increasing corruption in the ranks of police, and politicians. Travel or invest in Mexico at your own risk. It will get much worse before it ever gets better.

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