Despite the murder of dozens of journalists and constant intimidation from the police and drug cartels, Ciudad Juarez’s reporters aren’t backing down. “We don’t have time to put on a hero’s T-shirt. We have to do our work each and every day … and help our community overcome this,” Martin Orquiz says.
For Mexicans in the U.S. sent “home” thanks to increased enforcement of American immigration laws, the country they’re returning to is far more dangerous than the one they initially escaped. They wind up in border towns like Tijuana, Nogales, and Juárez, separated from their families, with no money, no identity, and nowhere to go.
Two bus drivers were murdered by a woman in Ciudad Juárez last week. She might be acting as an “instrument of vengeance” for women sexually assaulted by drivers.
Thanks to a truce in the drug wars, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, for the first time in years, no longer has the world’s highest murder rate. But for a generation that grew up around constant violence, the fight for normalcy is just beginning.