Tag: ciudad juarez

Juarez, Juarez, Juarez

Julián Cardona, a Mexican photojournalist from Ciudad Juarez, has become storied for his gritty yet haunting photos of drug-related violence and the effects of globalization in northern Mexico and on the U.S.-Mexico border. He has been called both an artist and a storyteller, a skilled photographer who is giving Americans and Mexicans alike an inside […]

Mexico and Violence

Mexico is a complicated place when it comes to a lot of things, especially violence. When I passed through security at the airport in New York on my way here, the security agent looked at my boarding pass and told me to “be careful.” When I entered New York back in April from Mexico City, […]

Charles Bowden’s Mexico

American writer Charles Bowden has spent decades straddling the U.S.-Mexico border, writing gripping stories about the myriad of people caught in the bloody, messy drug trade, from hired drug cartel assassins to brave but scared Mexican journalists. Now he’s back with yet another book on Mexico, this time on the murder capital Ciudad Juarez. Hear […]

One Step Back for the Women of Juarez

Mexican women’s rights groups are in an uproar over the upcoming appointment of Arturo Chavez Chavez as the country’s new attorney general. They accuse him of covering up the potentially thousands of murders and disappearances of women factory workers in Ciudad Juarez while he was head prosecutor in the state of Chihuahua. “Both the women’s […]

The Women of Juarez

The women of violent Mexican border city Ciudad Juarez have surfaced in the news after a long spell, this time because of a spate of disappearances of young, pretty women who may have been sold into sex slave rings. Nobody’s really cooperating in their investigations, especially not the police since they’re likely helping shuttle the […]

A Deadly Time to be a Journalist

Mexican journalists are dying at an alarming rate in Mexico — the country is the deadliest place in the Americas to be a journalist, and among the deadliest in the world. The Committee to Protect Journalists, based in New York, says at least 24 have been killed since 2000, and seven have vanished in the […]

When Mexico Negotiates with Drug Lords

Roberto Orduña Cruz, on the left, is the former police chief of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s deadliest city, notably for women. Of the 6,000 people who have been killed in the past year due to the country’s escalating drug violence — where drug cartels battle each other for turf and silence rivals, cops, journalists and innocent […]