Tag Archives: Ciudad Juárez

Searching for Mexico’s drug war ‘disappeared’

By Tom Bateman-Today programme Photos of missing people on a wall outside the mortuary in Acapulco With thousands of people missing after six years of murderous violence linked to Mexico’s drugs cartels, families say they want more done to find … Continue reading

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Mothers March on Mexico City

Mothers of women and men missing in Mexico embarked May 8 on a national march/caravan that will culminate in protests and meetings in the nation’s capital this week. Like last year’s caravans organized by poet Javier Sicilia and other relatives … Continue reading

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Mexico Mourns a Generation

As Mexico plunges into the crucial election season of 2012, the ongoing slaughter of young people continues to spark outrage, spill tears, destroy families and raise fundamental questions about the country’s future. This month, the murders of two young men … Continue reading

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Double Disaster Deepens in the Juarez Valley

If the violence that’s killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands of others isn’t enough, residents of the rural Juarez Valley on the Mexico-U.S. border now confront an additional problem: extreme water shortages. Dependent on Rio Grande irrigation water guaranteed … Continue reading

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Mexican president unveils ‘No More Weapons!’ billboard on US border

By Associated Press, CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a “No More Weapons!” billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into … Continue reading

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Border City Police Under Fire

In a February 10 press conference, non-governmental human rights organizations demanded that Ciudad Juarez Police Chief Julian Leyzaola straighten out the behavior of officers or step down. Representing more than a dozen organizations, the activists announced they had documented 23 cases of … Continue reading

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Mexico police ticket 6-year-old boy, impound his toy motorcycle after crash with SUV

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, January 12, 3:25 PM CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez ticketed a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his toy motorcycle registered after he crashed it … Continue reading

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