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Mexico suspends aid to violent Ciudad Juarez on US border amid confrontations
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) ' Mexico's federal government has suspended aid for a police-training program in the violence-wracked border city of Ciudad Juarez, saying authorities there haven't followed reporting rules and have trained few police.
Mexico's National Public Safety System says it has suspended 57 million pesos ($4.85 million) in aid scheduled to be delivered this year, because the city has done little to actually train local police.
It said Thursday that from 2008 to 2010 the city trained only about 6 percent of its police force, and none of its commanding officers.
"It is unfortunate that the federal government is not showing solidarity with Ciudad Juarez in the serious problem of insecurity," city clerk Hector Arceluz Perez told a Thursday hearing.
The announcement comes amid rising tensions between local and federal authorities, after federal police shot at a vehicle carrying Ciudad Juarez police chief Julian Leyzaola.
Arceluz said the city has opened a formal complaint against the federal police officers, accusing them of attempted murder.