JUAREZ

immigration

Mexico Is Now Trapping Migrants Before They Can Even Reach the US Border

'We were locked inside as if we were in a jail,' one migrant said of his experience at a shelter.
Justin Glawe
2.26.19
Mexican Food

A Punk Musician from Ciudad Juárez Is Redefining Vegan Mexican Food

“I think of this business as a bridge for people to relate to the same things they grew up eating, but without the meat."
Gabriel A. Solis
3.27.18
travel-world

Is This English Seaside Town Really 'Worse Than Syria'?

We took a trip there to figure out if the resort town belongs on the '11 Worst Travel Destinations' list.
Joe Bish
1.26.17
soccer

Life After Death in Juarez: Soccer Returns to a City Damaged by Narco Violence

Several years ago, economic and safety concerns doomed Ciudad Juárez's soccer team Los Indios. Now Juárez, once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world, has a new team and renewed hope.
Robert Andrew Powell
5.3.16
Photo

Photos of Everything but the Pope at a Papal Mass Near the Mexican Border

On February 17, as the Pope visited the border region of El Paso-Ciudad Juárez before returning to Rome, I shot a papal mass. My goal was to concentrate on the feeling of the day and not on the man who came into town.
Peter Svarzbein
2.20.16
News

Mexicans Hope the Pope's Visit Brings Relief from the Cartel Wars

We talked to people in the former "murder capital" of Juarez about Pope Francis's tough talk on cartel violence ahead of his speech there Wednesday.
Teresa Puente
2.17.16
texas

This Texan Jew Is Bringing Kosher Tacos to the Border

Some of the Crypto-Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition fled to the high desert reaches, including El Paso and Texas-Juárez.
José Ralat
11.28.15
Drugs

Photographing Cocaine's Journey from the Fields to Nostrils Around the World

Carlos Villalón's upcoming book, 'Coca: The Lost War,' follows the coca plant from the fields of Colombia to the murders of Mexico.
Carlos Villalón
9.19.15
deep dives

Hardpop: Shopping Mall Clubbing in the Murder Capital of the World

In Mexico's Ciudad Juarez, people risked their lives to go dancing at Hardpop as others around them were dying in cartel wars.
Michelle Lhooq
8.18.15
gay athletes

Lucha Libre is Coming to America

Lucha libre is a freak show, but it's an inclusive freak show, starring women, old guys, and gay guys—yes, the sport features gay crossdressers known as exóticos.
Christopher Malo
6.23.14
Sports

Lucha Libre Is Coming to America

Lucha libre is a freak show, but it's an inclusive freak show, starring women, old guys, and gay guys—yes, the sport features gay crossdressers known as <i>exóticos</i>.
Christopher Malo
6.22.14
The Skammerz Ishu

The King of the Pickpockets

The Snail is the best pickpocket in Ciudad Juárez. He's stealthily snatched wallets and cash from politicians in Sonora, federal police officers in Durango, and undercover cops in Mexicali tasked with his arrest. He's retired now, running a soup...
Luis Chaparro
2.3.14
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