According to legend, in an act of bravery, Juan Escutia wrapped the Mexican flag around his body and jumped from the top of the castle in order to keep it from falling into the hands of the Americans. However, several modern Mexican historians claim that parts of the story are not factual. Chapultepec Castle served as the Mexican Army 's military academy. The number of cadets present has been variously given, from 47  to a few hundred. The greatly outnumbered defenders battled General Winfield Scott 's troops for about two hours before General Bravo ordered retreat, but the six cadets refused to fall back and fought to the death. Despite the castle's position: feet above ground level; there were not enough men to defend it.
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Those in attendance were high school and university students. Immediately 14 of the persons were killed and 12 received injuries. By March 21 of that year, the Mexican military arrested four more individuals. In , Univision revealed that the guns used in the killings originated from Operation Fast and Furious.
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The border city of Juarez has been racked by violent drug related crime recently and has quickly become one of the most dangerous cities in the world. As drug cartels have been fighting over ever lucrative drug corridors along the United States border, the murder rate in Juarez has risen to slayings for every , residents. President Felipe Calderon in disbanded the corrupt local police force and sent 10, soldiers to Juarez, but the violence has raged on. With a population of 1. Consulate last weekend as they returned from a children's party.