December 19, 2008 |
The two victims rest at the same 45-degree angle, embraced by seat belts that at this moment seem an odd precaution, given the manner of death. Gunmen had pulled alongside the forest-green Chevy Tahoe on a gritty downtown street and, in broad daylight, pumped 52 shots into where the bodies now lean. Onlookers, at least 125 of them, press wordlessly against yellow police tape.
December 4, 2008 |
Outside the gaily painted gates of the Elena Garro Federal Kindergarten, the grown-ups are afraid. If daily drug-related killings haven't sown enough alarm in this gritty border city, parents now confront written messages left near several schools warning of unspecified harm unless teachers hand over their annual year-end bonuses.
May 28, 2005 |
More than 20,000 people marched through the border city of Ciudad Juarez on Friday to demand that authorities stop a years-long wave of violence that has left hundreds dead, many of them young women. The protesters, most of them students who were given the day off to participate in the march, walked through downtown Juarez, a city of 1.3 million across from El Paso, shouting: "Enough! We don't want any more violence! We want peace!"
May 14, 2002 |
The rerun of last summer's Ciudad Juarez mayoral election is proving as close and contentious as the first round, with one side declaring victory, the other demanding a recount and a razor-thin margin separating the candidates. By late Monday, Jesus Alfredo Delgado, the National Action Party candidate whose victory last July was overturned because of campaign irregularities, had 137,614 votes, or 46.5%, with all but 2% of the ballots cast Sunday counted.
May 13, 2002 |
President Vicente Fox's National Action Party, or PAN, clung to a slim lead Sunday night in the Ciudad Juarez mayoral election, a closely watched race climaxing at a time of increasing national political turmoil and polarization. With 91% of the ballots counted in Mexico's largest border city, the PAN's Jesus Alfredo Delgado led with 127,557 votes, or 47.1% of those cast, to 123,080, or 45.4%, for Roberto Barraza of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
February 5, 2000 |
The mayor of Juarez is shocked--shocked!--that his border city is more commonly associated with corpses than corporations. So Mayor Gustavo Elizondo is doing something about it: He has successfully petitioned Mexico's attorney general to change the names of the country's top narcotics mafias. According to a recent directive to Mexican judicial authorities, the Juarez cartel no longer exists.