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Mexico Drug War Violence: An In-Depth Look At Ciudad Juarez, The 'Murder Capital Of The World' (GRAPHIC VIDEO)


First Posted: 06/17/11 03:24 PM ET Updated: 08/17/11 06:12 AM ET

El Paso reportedly has one of the lowest crime rates in the United States. Yet Ciudad Juarez, known among some as the "Murder Capital of the World," lies just a few meters away, across the Mexican border.

To kick off the new season of its "Fault Lines" current affairs show, Al-Jazeera takes an in-depth look at Mexico's ongoing drug war -- specifically the violence in Ciudad Juarez. More than 8,000 people have been killed in this once-booming border city since 2008, the year that Mexican President Felipe Calderon vowed to crack down on the drug cartels.

Check out Josh Rushing's report from Ciudad Juarez on "Fault Lines" below (WARNING: contains graphic imagery)

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