Tag: Ciudad Juarez (Mexico)

Terror on Both Sides of the Rio Grande

MEXICO CITY — As schools resumed classes last week, teachers, students and parents arrived at Rafael Veloz Elementary in Ciudad Juárez wearing white, holding hands and weeping. The school’s head teacher, Elsa Mendoza Márquez, had been killed on Aug. 3 in the mass shooting in El Paso. The parents had to explain to their young […]

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In Migrant Crisis, Border Towns Become Final Destination

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — There is a new hint of life in the dilapidated downtown of Ciudad Juárez, which residents abandoned as a recession and drug gang murders ravaged the city a decade ago. Thousands of Cubans, waiting in limbo for a decision on their requests for asylum in the United States, have made the […]

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Mexico Demands Protections for Mexicans in the U.S. After El Paso Attack

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexico demanded protections for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the United States and threatened legal action on Sunday, a day after the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left Mexican citizens among the dead and wounded. Mexican authorities want “protection for the affected families,” said the foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, […]

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El Chapo Sentencing: An Epic Criminal Career Nears Its Final Chapter

When Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, walks into court on Wednesday and is sentenced, by law, to life in prison, it will likely close the book on a criminal career unparalleled in its scope and celebrity since Al Capone’s. But as with everything in the Guzmán case, getting to […]

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