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Ciudad Juarez

Dispelling Myths of the Border

Miguel Fernandez | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Miguel Fernandez

Growing up along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border, the interrelation of our two communities is ingrained in our DNA. It's part of everyday life; waki...

Two Sides of a Border, One Community

Amy L. Glover | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Amy L. Glover

The American and Mexican communities that live at the border are united by common geography, history, language, and aspirations, and have much to teach the rest of the country about how to build harmonious bicultural communities.

A Grand Slam for the Border

Josh Hunt | Posted 04.06.2016 | Sports
Josh Hunt

When the El Paso Chihuahuas took the field against the San Diego Padres last week, it was a significant event on many levels -- only some of which will be on display on the field.

A New Era in Ciudad Juarez

Miguel Fernandez | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Miguel Fernandez

When the wave of violence that hit Ciudad Juarez intensified in 2008, our city underwent startling changes. We saw some of our neighbors and local bus...

Explore One of Juarez, Mexico's Oldest Bars: The World Famous Kentucky Club

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Juarez, Mexico use to be pretty raunchy. When we began going at 17 or 18 years old, the main strip (Juarez Avenue) was made up of bar after bar; it was a 3 lane, one-way street lined on both sides with flashing neon signs and rhythmic beating from speakers pointed out to the street.

Pope Francis's Visit to Mexico May Bring Hope to the Nearly Hopeless

Dylan Corbett | Posted 11.06.2016 | Religion
Dylan Corbett

A visit to Mexico, with places like Ayotzinapa and Ciudad Juárez as backdrop, will challenge Pope Francis to re-articulate a vision of the common good dramatically at odds with the reality of contemporary Mexico, and to offer hope to a people weighed down by near hopelessness.

Border Wars

James Moore | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
James Moore

While drug runners and police officers fire at each other on camera, community leaders shoot themselves in the foot by allowing access to these scenes. Self-inflicted wounds tend to be the worst kind.

'Narco Cultura' Takes You Inside The World Of Drug Violence

Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

With and AK-47 and a bazooka on my shoulder/ cross my path and I’ll chop your head off/ We’re bloodthirsty, and crazy and we like to kill. T...

A Halloween Nightmare in Juárez

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michelle Chen

On October 24 in Ciudad Juárez, the Dulces Blueberry maquiladora, a low-wage manufacturing plant that specializes in American Halloween candy, turned...

Detroit Is America's Ciudad Juarez

Daniel Pena | Posted 10.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Daniel Pena

Like most young writers/artists/creators who entertain the idea of moving to Detroit, I visited for all of the reasons Patti Smith told me to and also because I'd found a house for one dollar through a Re/Max agent on the Internet.

Cop Shouldn't Have Done This On Camera

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Ciudad Juárez police are investigating a video of a cop kicking a woman, the El Paso Times reports. It’s not clear why the cop lashes out at th...

Searching For God In Ciudad Juárez

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

Nowhere is the human toll of our American consumption more obvious than in the United States/Mexico border region. And nowhere is the border nightmare more clearly visible than in Ciudad Juárez. Also obvious is the passion and resilience of the residents.

Arrests, Falling Crime Rates Disguise Mexico's Raging Drug War

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Home

By Dave Graham and Julian Cardona CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Inside a notorious Mexican prison where armed convicts use...

Feeding the Femicide Machine in Mexico

Vanessa Perez | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

The rapid population growth and the burgeoning transient and migrant population have made it difficult for the city to create the proper infrastructure and social services to meet the needs of the people. Is it too much to ask that corporations do more to protect their employees and help solve these crimes?

Time to End Impunity in Mexico

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home
Frank Jannuzi

While the Mexican government claims credit for reducing the level of violence and restoring order to major cities, too often progress on one aspect of law and order -- drug cartels -- has come at the expense of another: the government's respect for basic human rights.

9-Year-Old Boy With Massive Tumor Plucked From Dangerous Mexico City By U.S. Feds

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home

U.S. federal agents plucked a 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor from a dangerous city in Mexico and transported him in an armored vehicle across the...

Mexico Ships Gang Leader To U.S. On Charges He Ordered Assassination

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

MEXICO CITY, June 29 (Reuters) - Mexico has extradited a drug gang leader to face charges that he played a key part in the daylight execution of a U...

Matt Sledge

Pot Supporter Wins Texas Congress Race | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A Texas congressional candidate who favors marijuana legalization beat eight-term incumbent El Paso Rep. Silvestre Reyes Tuesday in the Democratic pri...

Matt Sledge

Two Democrats Square Off Over Drug War In Fierce Texas Primary | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

As Rep. Silvestre Reyes finishes up his eighth term representing El Paso, he is facing an unusual challenge: an experienced, credible primary opponent...

Mexican Activists Protest Drug War Through Public Art

Posted 03.06.2012 | Latino Voices

While drug-related deaths continue to escalate as the Mexican drug war wages on, Mexican youth have resorted to peaceful and artistic forms of protest...

Mexico Sends Message to the United States: No More Weapons!

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Lisa Haugaard

Just a few steps south of the U.S.-Mexico border, President Calderón unveiled a towering billboard last week wielding a message written in plain English.

Mexican Bullet Hits Woman Pushing Stroller In Texas

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

By David Crowder EL PASO, Texas, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A woman pushing her child in a stroller in downtown El Paso, Texas, was struck by ...

WATCH: 'Angels' May Be Cause For Drop In Violent Crime

Posted 02.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Christian youth are standing up to the drug trafficking violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent city -- where 5,000 people were murdered in t...

Drug Cartel Threatens To Kill An Officer A Day Until Police Chief Resigns

GlobalPost | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

By Simeon Tegel, GlobalPost Even by Ciudad Juarez's grim standards, a threat from a Mexican drug cartel to kill an officer a day until the city's ...

One Season to Go: An Introduction

Michael Evans | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Michael Evans

I love basketball. Well, I don't really love the strategy, the competition, or even actually playing the game. I love the camaraderie a player has with his teammates, and I love the role a coach can play in a kid's life.