Which country is Ciudad Juarez?
Lizbeth Nuñez is leaning on her bike. She points to a huge cross full of small white pieces of paper.
“Here we are at the border, at the bridge, at the crossing. Here stands a large cross, two and a half meters high. Very large black nails are beaten in it. On each of them hangs the name of a woman who was murdered here in the city. The black color of the cross and the pink background can be found on almost every street corner of the city. It is the demand for justice, it is also a protest, we want to be heard. But there is no justice.“
Summary: For a long time, the Mexican city of Juárez was considered the most dangerous place in the world. Drug wars, murders, extortion and kidnappings determined everyday life. But after the judicial and police system has been fundamentally reformed, the first successes are showing.
As it gets evening in Juárez, a couple of excited children disappear into a warehouse. Inside, among piled–up car tires, you can hear strange sounds: a grunt, a clap, and then – whoops! – a dull thud. The culprits of the noise are some guys practicing lucha Libre between stretched ropes on a square mat floor, a kind of catching with spectacular jumping elements. The wrestling ring, built of iron and cables from the junkyard, belongs to Inés Montenegro. He opened it two years ago here in the San Antonio district, a former slum.
Is Juarez in Texas or Mexico?
Is Ciudad Juarez and El Paso the same?
What is Ciudad Juarez famous for?