05/25/2012 04:36 pm ET

No Benefit From U.S. Aid Package Intended To Support Mexico's War On Drugs, Says Mayor Of Ciudad Juárez

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico – Hector Murguía, the outspoken mayor of this border city besieged by a five-year drug war, says the Merida Initiative, the $1.4 billion U.S. aid package intended to support Mexico's war on drugs, has failed to make an impact at the local level.

"We don't see any benefit of Merida," Murguía said from his third floor office, two blocks from the U.S. border with El Paso, Texas, one of the safest cities in the U.S.

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