Juárez needs another municipal cemetery to handle the glut of murders connected to drug violence.
A gunbattle in Piedras Negras, which killed a Mexican police officer, prompted American officials to close two bridges in the city. This comes less than a month after an El Paso woman was hit by a stray bullet shot from Juárez.
The film 8 Murders a Day focuses on El Paso's sister city, which has seen 10,000 drug war-related murders since 2007.
Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, who admitted to ordering hits on more than 1,500 people—including a U.S. consulate employee—received a life sentence in federal court in El Paso.
The El Paso Times reported that as Juárez’s murder rate drops, funeral homes suffer, a story that elicited horrified reactions from the community.