Juarez after the War

MEXICO / 13 FEB 2013

As a bitter war between rival cartels grinds to an end, Ciudad Juarez has lost the title of world murder capital, and is moving towards something more like normality.

Chapter 1

How Juarez's Police, Politicians Picked Winners of Gang War

JUAREZ CARTEL / 13 FEB 2013

For many crime watchers, the fighting in Juarez that cost nearly 10,000 people their lives over a four year stretch was a battle of the titans: the Juarez Cartel versus…

Chapter 2

Barrio Azteca Gang Poised for Leap into International Drug Trade

BARRIO AZTECA / 13 FEB 2013

Barrio Azteca, a prison gang born in the Texas jail system, is becoming a major player in the Mexican underworld and the "X-factor" in the battle for Ciudad Juarez, Mexican…

Chapter 3

Police Use Brute Force to Break Crime’s Hold on Juarez

HUMAN RIGHTS / 13 FEB 2013

There appears to have been a security miracle in Ciudad Juarez, once one of the world's most violent cities. But while some applaud the city’s police chief, Julian Leyzaola, others…

Chapter 4

Ciudad Juarez: Mapping the Violence

INFOGRAPHICS / 13 FEB 2013

Juarez has always been a volatile place. It is a border city that draws huge numbers of migrants seeking work, and engenders large discrepancies between its wealthiest and poorest residents…

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