Jul 10, 2014

Controlling violence, not drugs, becomes key strategy in Juarez

Newspaper Tree: In Puerto Anapra, a neglected Ciudad Juárez neighborhood just across Sunland Park, things look very different than they did two years ago.

“It is very quiet now; the violence has calmed down,” said Lourdes Contreras, a 48-year-old woman who runs a local soup kitchen/community center for children and mothers who are victims of violence. “That doesn’t mean that the risk has disappeared…It is like when you extinguish a fire; the ashes remain burning.” Read more. 

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