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Juarez after the War

As a bitter war between rival cartels grinds to an end, Ciudad Juarez has lost the title of world murder capital, and is...
A map from Muggah and Vilalta's study on Ciudad Juarez

Ciudad Juarez: Mapping the Violence

Juarez has always been a volatile place. It is a border city that draws huge numbers of migrants seeking work, and engenders large discrepancies between its...
Juarez police chief Julian Leyzaola

Police Use Brute Force to Break Crime’s Hold on Juarez

There appears to have been a security miracle in Ciudad Juarez, once one of the world's most violent cities. But while some applaud the city’s police chief, Julian...
A Barrio Azteca gang tattoo

Barrio Azteca Gang Poised for Leap into International Drug Trade

Barrio Azteca, a prison gang born in the Texas jail system, is becoming a major player in the Mexican underworld and the "X-factor" in the battle for Ciudad Juarez,...

How Juarez’s Police, Politicians Picked Winners of Gang War

For many crime watchers, the fighting in Juarez that cost nearly 10,000 people their lives over a four year stretch was a battle of the titans: the Juarez Cartel...