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Rodolfo Carillo Fuentes from the Juarez Cartel murdered. El Chapo Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, suspected to be behind the killing. The Alliance between Sinaloa and Juarez Cartels begins to breaks down.
Acting Sinaloa leader Ismael Zambada refuses to pay taxes to the Juarez Cartel for smuggling drugs through their territory. Open animosity between the groups begin.
Sinaloa leader El Chapo Guzman invades Ciudad Juarez to overthrow Juarez Cartel. The power struggle results in over 1600 homicides in Juarez during 2008.
Felipe Calderon is elected president of Mexico. Military deployed to wage open warfare against the Cartels. The security situation in Mexico deteriorates.
Gunmen attack a birthday party killing 16 civilians. Calderon travels to Juarez to announce new social plans to improve life in the city.
Juarez Cartel uses a car bomb against the Sinaloa Cartel. The blast kills three.
The Juarez Cartel loses the war over Ciudad Juarez to the Sinaloa Cartel.
Peak year in homicides with 3,766 dead.
Even with decreasing levels of violence, Ciudad Juarez continues to be the most violent city in Mexico in 2011.
10,500 people killed in Juarez between 2008 and 2012. The violence in the city reduces rapidly after 2012.
Enrique Peña Nieto is elected president of Mexico. Adopts a less confrontational strategy against the Cartels than his predecessor.
El Chapo Guzman recaptured.
El Chapo extradited to the U.S.
El Chapo Guzman captured.
El Chapo escapes from Altiplano prison.
Violence in Juarez increases after several peaceful years.
The Mexican army arrives in Ciudad Juarez to fight the cartels.
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